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TroubleShooting Checklist Number ONE
Troubleshooting Checklist 01

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Startup Problem Checklist

1 - Corrupted Boot Blocks (Use your favorite hard disk utility to install new drivers)

2 - Corrupted System File (Reinstall the file)

3 - Corrupted Finder File (Reinstall the file)

4 - Problematic SCSI Chain (Double check your cabling and termination, check it internally, if needed.)

5 •Faulty or incorrectly installed memory chips (Reseat, rotate, or replace the modules)

6 •Faulty or incorrectly installed expansion cards (Reseat or replace the board)

7 •Physically damaged hard drive (Swap it out if you choose or use command-option-shift-delete)

8 •Physically damaged motherboard (check for resistor-like fuses with markings such as F1 or F2)

9 •Physically damaged power supply (sometimes there is a fuse hidden inside)

10 •For a Macintosh that boots and displays a "Sad Mac" immediately, the problem is probably caused by either faulty hardware, corrupted boot blocks or corrupted system files.


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