Powermac 6100\60 No Video!

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Clone Lover

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Dec 28, 2009, 8:41:37 PM12/28/09
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Hello, I Have A Powermac 6100\60, No CD-ROM. I Have A HD-15 To VGA
Adapter, But No Video, Does Anyone Know Of Any Reasons Why This Might
Be Happening? (The HD-15 To VGA Adapter Works, I Use It With My
Supermac Frequently)

Dan Knight, LowEndMac.com

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Dec 29, 2009, 5:01:07 AM12/29/09
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According to Apple, if the PRAM battery is dead or nearly so, it can
cause this problem on the 6100.

<http://support.apple.com/kb/TA35928>

Dan Knight, LowEndMac.com

Antonio Rodríguez

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Dec 29, 2009, 9:26:42 AM12/29/09
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I have the same problem, and the PRAM battery is definitely to blame. As
it is pretty difficult to find that kind of battery in my area, I do
what I call "double-power". I switch it on, wait about one second, and
then quicly power it off and on again. If doing that in your 6100 makes
it work, it IS the PRAM battery. If not, you may have a problem in the
video card. In any case, let us know :-) .

Greetings,

Antonio Rodr�guez (Grijan)
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Clark Martin

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Dec 29, 2009, 11:51:44 AM12/29/09
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Antonio Rodr�guez wrote:
> I have the same problem, and the PRAM battery is definitely to blame. As
> it is pretty difficult to find that kind of battery in my area, I do
> what I call "double-power". I switch it on, wait about one second, and
> then quicly power it off and on again. If doing that in your 6100 makes
> it work, it IS the PRAM battery. If not, you may have a problem in the
> video card. In any case, let us know :-) .

Note that you can usually use the reset button (on the back of the 6100)
to do the same thing. You power on wait a second or two then hit the
reset button. It's a little easier on the power supply this way.


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Clone Lover

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Dec 30, 2009, 3:42:45 AM12/30/09
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I can hear the HDD loading after I turn it on. I remember on my
supermac, sometimes I have to reset it a few times to get it to work.

Antonio Rodríguez

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Dec 30, 2009, 8:34:47 AM12/30/09
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El 30/12/2009 9:42, Clone Lover escribi�:

> I can hear the HDD loading after I turn it on. I remember on my
> supermac, sometimes I have to reset it a few times to get it to work.
>

That doesn't tell anything. When the PRAM battery is dead on the 6100,
video won't initialize, but otherwise the computer will work right, so
the OS will start loading as always. Try the reset/double power trick to
see if it works.

Greetings,

Antonio Rodr�guez (Grijan)
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hartonj

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Dec 30, 2009, 9:43:24 PM12/30/09
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You should just go ahead and replace the batteries. They're fairly
inexpensive, and can be had for as little as $5 each. It might be
hefty for a battery, but they I think they can last up to 5-10 years
and it should immediately resolve the problem. I had the same problem
initially with my Performa 6100/66 DOS compatible.

Matthew S. Carpenter

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Jan 1, 2010, 5:19:51 PM1/1/10
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On Dec 30, 2009, at 6:43 PM, hartonj wrote:
> You should just go ahead and replace the batteries. They're fairly
> inexpensive, and can be had for as little as $5 each. It might be
> hefty for a battery, but they I think they can last up to 5-10 years
> and it should immediately resolve the problem. I had the same problem
> initially with my Performa 6100/66 DOS compatible.

Yeah, it's actually pretty easy to find the battery using Google's
shopping tool. Just have to watch on shipping costs.

1/2 AA 3.6V lithium battery.

<http://www.google.com/products?q=1+2+aa+3.6v+lithium+battery&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=ZHI-S7CFKI2KswOciPG_CQ&sa=X&oi=product_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CB8QrQQwAA
>

Results like that make kick myself for going to RadioShack for those
in years past. $20 a battery is an absolute rip off. You can find one
for less even after shipping by shopping for it online.

-Matt Carpenter

Charles Lenington

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Jan 1, 2010, 9:43:24 PM1/1/10
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other world computing <www.macsales.com>
and
adonis on the LEM swap list

<http://lowendmac.com/lists/swap.html>

are good sources also.

thx...@aol.com

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Dec 29, 2009, 11:23:59 PM12/29/09
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this battery has been available at radio shack in the past
 j kretsch

Hello, I Have A Powermac 6100\60, No CD-ROM. I Have A HD-15 To VGA
Adapter, But No Video, Does Anyone Know Of Any Reasons Why This Might
Be Happening? (The HD-15 To VGA Adapter Works, I Use It With My
Supermac Frequently)

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Dec 30, 2009, 4:59:21 AM12/30/09
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Do you have either of the video cards with an auxiliary monitor jack? In my experience both the primary jack and more likely that HDI-45 adapter could end up getting damaged from repetitive mechanical stress (twisting etc)-- with the 6100/60 I use right now, a monitor will only work if plugged into the video card (kind with the s-video in/out along with 2nd 15 pin monitor jack). Wires are directly spliced from the mac type 2-row 15 plug to standard 3-row vga, working fine with a 4:3 15" lcd monitor that's about 3 yrs old. My battery is long dead as well-- really should replace that to reduce wear on the HD and power supply (i even experienced the original power supply catching fire last year!)-- there's NO reason not to jerry rig any other battery in its place just as long as the voltage is the same or less by 0.1maybe 0.2 volts and you're comfortable you can do that soldering or otherwise, just without shorting out the board or overheating nearby components
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I can hear the HDD loading after I turn it on. I remember on my
supermac, sometimes I have to reset it a few times to get it to work.

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Christopher Satterfield

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Jan 4, 2010, 12:11:45 PM1/4/10
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I Got My Powermac To Work! I Replaced The System Battery, And Up Graded The Ram.

Thanks For The Help.
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