Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 9:24 AM (in response to gotfilm123)
the sleep icon flashes white four or five times
If you mean the power-on/Sleep indicator is flashing, that is indicative of a MEMORY problem.Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 12:04 PM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Yeah, the power-on/sleep indicator is what I was referring to. However, is it not possible that the blinking is also an indicator of the SMC being performed?
I find it odd that this has never happened before then suddenly I perform the SMC and the light begins blinking repeatedly before start-up. Is there any application I can use to test my memory? And if my memory is faltering, wouldn't i have seen a noticeable decline in performance? Thanks for the help Grant!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 10, 2013 2:18 PM (in response to gotfilm123)Mac Pro (Early 2009), Mac OS X (10.6.8), & Server, PPC, & AppleTalk Printers
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 13, 2013 11:29 AM (in response to Grant Bennet-Alder)
Thanks Grant. Performed the full hardware test last night. Memory seems fine. Battery is dead. I'm now guessing the blinking sleep indicator is referring to that issue.
From what I've read, the sleep indicator blinking rapidly is also accompanied by more beeping sounds at start-up if it's a memory issue. Mine isn't starting up with any unusual beeps. Hopefully I'll just replace the battery and that will be that. Thanks again.