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Power Mac - Two Beeps, Fan Cycle, then nothing


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I just picked up a second hand G5 Quad on a whim from a friend who cut me a deal. However when I try to power it on, I get two beeps, the fans cycle on and off, then nothing. No HD spin up, no video, no nothing. Any ideas?

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1 beep = No RAM installed/detected
2 beeps = Incompatible RAM type installed (for example, EDO)
3 beeps = No RAM banks passed memory testing
4 beeps = Bad checksum for the remainder of the boot ROM
5 beeps = Bad checksum for the ROM boot bloc

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Awesome! Thanks for the help.

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