G4 Powerbook - Constant Crashes

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gregpuglese, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    Hello Everyone,
    I have a fairly old G4 Powerbook (about 5 years) that I have been using for basic portable computer needs. For some reason, the powerbook crashes every few months. I will reformat the hard drive, and everything will work perfectly, until one day I just turn the computer on and it doesn't work anymore, to the point where my only choice is to reformat. I have been through this with the computer probably at least 8 times. Obviously, I don't save anything important on this computer anymore, because at this point I expect it to happen, but does anyone know what the root of this problem could be? It seems very strange to me that the computer will work fine for a few months and then just randomly crash, and it is getting quite irritating to have to constantly reformat. Thanks,
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 6, 2009
    Swap out a new harddrive give it a try.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 10, 2009
    If the hard drive is bad, why does it work fine for a few months every time I reformat it?

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