Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 12, 2010, 12:18 PM   #1
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Feb 2010
powerbook g4 won't boot

Hi, I have a powerbook g4 that won't boot...I initially would get a kernel panic error after the apple loading screen, so i would reset and just kept getting back to the error. I searched through some forums and tried resetting the pram, now after the loading screen the screen just goes black (computer is on, just plain black screen). In looking through forums I read that the kernel panic is usually a hardware error; I have a new macbook that i got right before this powerbook stopped loading (at least got everything copied into the new one ) and my husband had been using the pb for the last few weeks, mostly just watching tv online...nothing strange. he got a few kernel panics the last couple days, but he would turn off and i'd open it just fine in the morning. he mentioned the screen had started flickering a few times...and now on the gray apple loading screen - the only actual image that the computer loads - the little apple also flashes between it's regular gray color and like stripy/blocky blue squares...could it be a monitor problem?? I found a bunch of "powerbook not booting" forums, but none mentioned the flickering screen...It'd be nice to know what's going on and fix it, if possible...thanks for any help!
claaariii is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 12, 2010, 06:25 PM   #2
macrumors newbie
Join Date: Jun 2009
do ur powerbook have 2 sticks of ram? if so take out one, try booting. if unsuccessful, switch sticks and see if the other 1 will allow you to boot.

theres a way to run apple hardware test from disc, but i guess you cant even get to that point.
PikachuMan is offline   0 Reply With Quote

MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resolved: PowerBook won't boot with onboard RAM jrsx PowerPC Macs 10 Apr 6, 2014 06:12 PM
PowerBook 140 won't boot Ih8reno PowerPC Macs 16 Jan 17, 2014 10:13 PM
Macbook Pro (early 2008) won't boot, then booted, now won't boot again. ruyen MacBook Pro 12 Dec 21, 2013 06:27 PM
Help with PowerBook G4: It won't boot memo90061 PowerPC Macs 6 May 17, 2013 03:23 PM
PowerBook G4 won't boot max•• PowerPC Macs 4 Nov 7, 2012 03:59 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:37 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2015, MacRumors.com, LLC