General Mac hardware discussions forum: PowerBook G3 Lombard crashes using Mac OS X

by: kirkules June 19, 2005 4:40 PM PDT

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PowerBook G3 Lombard crashes using Mac OS X

by kirkules - 6/19/05 4:40 PM

I have a Lombard G3 PowerBook 400 mhz with 30 gig hard drive, partitioned with OS 9.2.2 on one side, OS X 10.2 on the other.
PC card for one firewire port.

It crashes when it gets a little too taxed by programs like Photoshop or is downloading software updates. That isn't good cause I have to do a total reinstall then.

I ran Memtest, a unix based ram tester "http://www.memtestosx.org/" and discovered the original 64 mb was bad and took it out. That left the machine less prone to crash on Photoshop start-up but that was about it.

The remaining 256 mb runs with flying colors using Memtest but the crashes continue. All I have to do is run Radial blur in Photoshop and it is toast.

I was told by an authorized Mac tech guy that some other component is bad on the laptop and needs to be replaced. He said it is a hit or miss to do this. The Unix base in Mac OS X does not like any components that are not running perfectly.

Is there a way to test the other components? Any other options would be helpful. Thanks in advance!!

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