G4 shutting down at bootup

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Stratmark, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Stratmark
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    I believe it could be a hardware issues, but I am unsure. When the G4 is booting up it will just power off before it gets to the login screen. Anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening?
     
  2. anjaki
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    No, but boot up from cd (hold "c" after pressing reset) and try the Disk Utility (First Aid: Repair disk)
     
  3. mklos
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    Also, if its new enough, it should have a hardware diagnostics CD. I'd boot from that and see if it detects any hardware issues.
     
  4. PlaceofDis
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    this is what i would do, it will let you know exactly where you are having the problem

    good luck and let us know the results
     
  5. Passante
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    do you get a start up chime? its sounds hardware related. how about an overview of the system. Also unplug everything that is not needed for startup
     

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