Did my G4 die?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wha232, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Mar 6, 2008
    #1
    G4 DA 533 1.5 ram x10.4

    No chime at startup. Start button does not stay lit. Red light on motherboard. Fans run but no harddrive activity unless I disconnect the ribbon cable. Tried battery reset, reseating EVERYTHING, and starting without ram. NOW WHAT?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Jan 9, 2008
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    Well, you definitely can't start without RAM. I think sometimes if you incorrectly set the hard drive jumpers, you might not get a chime... though I don't quite remember if that's true.

    Did you recently adjust/install a new drive, or take one out? Make sure it's set correctly to either Slave or Master.

    You also might try replacing the ribbon (ATA) cable on your drive.
     

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