G4 iBook will not start up (clicking HDD)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by arcsbite, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. Guest

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    Jan 14, 2006
    #1
    sat here with a G4 ibook and I can't get her to start up, the HDD is clicking quietly but won't get going.
    it's not a loud clicking and I don't think the drive has crashed :confused:

    have tried hooking it up to my mac and setting it as a target disk, the firewire logo comes up, but nothing is mounted and the the drive is still quiet...any ideas?

    thanks.
     
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    GimmeSlack12

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    San Francisco
    #2
    Will it startup from your Mac OS X DVD? If it doesn't do that then there is a real problem. I don't know what a laptop HD dying sounds like, but I guess it is a possibility the drive has died. How old of a G4 is it?

    I figure boot up on your OS X DVD, and do a disk utility check on it.

    EDIT: I saw how old the G4 is in your Sig. , yeah the disk should definitely not be dead.
     

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