|Jan 20, 2011, 12:14 AM||#1|
Powerbook G4 won't start
To start off I've got a 12" Powerbook G4. 1.5 GHz, 768MB RAM. At the time of the crash, it was running OS X 10.6.11 (Tiger). I haven't installed anything or added any hardware to it in years. I was hanging out one day watching a movie through iTunes and all of the sudden the computer died. It looked like I had held down the power button to force-shut down.
When I boot it regularly, it gives me the boot sound and shows the Apple logo and the spinning icon. Then I get the following error message:
"You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds, or press the Restart button." It says that in French, German and Japanese as well. It's got a blue background with a power icon in the middle.
Oddly enough, it seems to boot just fine through Safe Mode and booting from the DVD (my original Tiger install DVD).
What I've tried:
Resetting the PRAM
Resetting the PMU
Verifying and repairing the disk while booting from DVD (disk was verified and repaired with no errors)
Archive/installing OS X 10.4
Wipe/installing OS X 10.4
|Jan 20, 2011, 05:44 AM||#3|
Mac Pro/2.8Ghz/12GB/1TB; MacBook Air 11"/1.4Ghz/2GB/64GB;
MB 2.1CD;iPad 16GB/3G.PB G4/1.67Ghz;eMac 700Mhz;PM G4/Dual 867Mhz, PM G4/450Mhz;iMac G3;iBook G3;iPods etc.
|Jan 21, 2011, 01:20 AM||#4|
Bad news. it won't start in regular startup, safe mode, target mode, or DVD startup anymore. Damn. Chances are it's some sort of hardware problem, I would assume?
Any way to tell the difference between a logic board issue and a hard drive failure, or any issue you would suspect having to pay an hourly fee to some tech guy in town?
|Jan 21, 2011, 07:24 AM||#5|
TBH it sounds like Logic Board Fail to me
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