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Old Mar 31, 2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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powermac g4 PLEASE HELP!!1

ok. disconnected my pc so i could sync my ipod. went to the mac. the mouse was moving around. wouldnt click anything. then a little thing came up saying "your computer needs to be restarded" so i turned it off. tried to turn it on,i got the chime. it went to the white screen with gray apple logo. i got the little spinny thingy. it went there for like fiv eminutes. then went to a baby blue screen and did the spinny thing for a bit. then the spinny thing went away. now i turned it off

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Old Apr 1, 2009, 12:33 AM   #2
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Old Apr 1, 2009, 03:10 AM   #3
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Hit pram reset and reseat each piece of ram. Try starting up from an original system disc, too.
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ok. disconnected my pc so i could sync my ipod. went to the mac. the mouse was moving around. wouldnt click anything. then a little thing came up saying "your computer needs to be restarded" so i turned it off. tried to turn it on,i got the chime. it went to the white screen with gray apple logo. i got the little spinny thingy. it went there for like fiv eminutes. then went to a baby blue screen and did the spinny thing for a bit. then the spinny thing went away. now i turned it off. now im trying to put in the restore disk and nothings happening

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Are you booting from the restore disks?
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i put the restore disk in and nothings happening. how do i boot from them?
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Hold down the C key when booting to boot from the CD.

Resetting the PRAM as already mentioned could help too.

Holding down the Command, Option, P and R keys while rebooting will reset the PRAM. It's best to hold it for a few restart cycles. Let go once you hear the startup "bong" at least 3 times.
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i found out it was just one of its hard drives. now.... to take the thing out
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