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A possible fix for a highly unstable G3 or G4 Tower
Authored by: imageworx on Sep 09, '05 09:15:30AM

Why not get a PCI-ATA card that can boot an IDE drive? Might even try a ATA-133 RAID-compatible bus card (make sure you use the appropriate cable).

Like all things, its likely that we get a lemon now and then (a delicate trace, a resistor issue, a logic problem, a nicked ribbon cable, environmental...) and this could be interpreted as such.

However, I've seen some oddities where they are unexplainable at the moderate level. Some tricks like setting drives to Master and Slave from CS have resolved this. Or replacing the CDROM/DVDROM drive with a Burner has improved transfers...on the other bus!

Its like SCSI Voodoo all over again! But without the IDs...

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A possible fix for a highly unstable G3 or G4 Tower
Authored by: bdog on Sep 09, '05 10:03:48PM

Well, this fix dosn't require the user having to buy anything.

Yea, CS versus Master or Slave can also make a difference in certain cases.



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