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
  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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