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Jun 23, 2011, 02:33 PM
I pulled a IBM drive out of a G3 300MHz and installed in a G4 733MHz. I have tried multiple jumper settings and all that happens is the normal chime, drive clicks twice like it is about ready to mount but doesn't. I thought I had installed a drive in this computer in the past and it had the jumper pins on the first and fourth pins vertically. This is what works with the G3 fine, but no dice with the G4. Thanks. No question mark, and the screen on the monitor illuminated with the background wallpaper, but no mounted hard drive or any other icons. I take the drive out, reinstall back into the G3 300Mhz and the drive works and just fine. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Jun 23, 2011, 02:46 PM
Try removing the the jumpers totally. Let the iBook decide the configuration.

Jun 23, 2011, 04:41 PM
What OS is on the G3 drive? If the OS is older than the G4, then it will not be able to boot.

Jun 23, 2011, 07:50 PM
The drive that I took out of the G3 had 10.4.11 on it, so it should boot on a G4 733Mhz? Any other suggestions. I am stumped.

Jun 23, 2011, 08:04 PM
did you try my suggestion?

Jun 23, 2011, 09:15 PM
Yes, I booted the computer with all jumpers removed! No dice.

Jun 23, 2011, 09:17 PM
Are you sure there is nothing wrong with the G4?

Jun 24, 2011, 06:22 AM
is the jumper config not printed on the drive? if it is a single you need to set it as master