Help powerbook g4 wont boot.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by colinrobert, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi I have a Powerbook G4 with an error message when I boot. "You need to restart your computer. Hold down the Power button for several seconds or Press the restart button". Restarting the computer doesn't work. You can see an image of the error message by going to http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2370/2251096468_3f10221d07_o.jpg Please help! Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors Core

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    What you're getting is what's called a Kernel Panic.

    Have you made any changes to the hardware?

    New RAM, HD or optical drive etc
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Kernel Panic At Startup Powerbook G4 17" Osx 10.4.11

    Good Day

    I left my laptop off for 3 months with no baterrie, duo a trip to EU, after trying to turn it on , I could not get pass by the Kernel display,
    I did backup my system through firewire as slave HD, I can start the computer holding down shift at startup, but then a few functions wont work, it is just the safe boot.

    I re-install my MAC OSX 10.4 then the up date to 10.4.11 but still no lock.

    I also try to connect it to the internet via ethernet cable but I guess it is disable.

    I really don't know what else to do,
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  4. macrumors 68000

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    Kernel Panic At Startup Powerbook G4 17" Osx 10.4.11

    Good Day

    Still no lock , just try to Reset PRAM and NVRAM and I am still getting hte kernel display,
    I also reset the PMU and still no lock

    but again if I try to turn it on holding shift , the computer start normally on safe boot , and it seems to have no hardware error what so ever.

    If anybody has any other ideias I am glad to try..

    Many thanks.
     
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    Try removing the ram and boot it back up.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Kernel Panic At Startup Powerbook G4 17" 1.67 Osx 10.4.11

    I did that too, with both 512MB at the time, and the same problem. but It also pass the test.

    I apreciate anyother ideias

    thanks
     

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