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flushing PRAM?


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#1 sausage

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 10:49 AM

I had a customer come in today (I work at my school's computer helpdesk) because her mac wouldn't boot after spilling water on it, it got to the apple logo and wouldn't go past it. I was informed to flush the PRAM, however after that, the computer only stayed on long enough to chime, then shut off. i tried to run a memtest through UBCD (I know it's for windows, but you can still boot to it on a mac) but after putting the CD in, it no longer chimes and the cd is stuck in there.

So my question is, what exactly does flushing the PRAM do? And is it possible that it would damage a computer?

EDIT: battery was dead -_-

Edited by sausage, 21 September 2011 - 11:16 AM.


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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:55 AM

Mac OS X: What's stored in PRAM
When to reset NVRAM or PRAM




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