Help with PowerBook G4: It won't boot

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by memo90061, May 12, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2008
    My small cousin was given a PowerBook G4 laptop, and brought it to me to to connect to the the WiFi. It didn't let me connect, and so I connected the laptop with an ethernet. I tried to update, and figured I had enough time to update it. The battery said there was an hour left, and my cousin didn't have the charger. When it was updating it turned off! Now it doesn't boot. It's stuck at the Apple at the beginning. It's probably corrupted. What should I do now? :/
  2. macrumors 603


    Try a safe boot, hold the Shift key at startup, but I think it is indeed corrupted, never update without connected to power.
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2008
    I should have known better. -_- O_O

    It's the same and stays at the Apple! Ahhh.

    They don't have the original CDs either.
  4. macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    What lines does it get stuck at or repeat when you start it up in verbose mode (Command-V)?
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2008
    I fixed it with a Lion DVD disc. haha.

    Thank you. :D
  6. macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2012
    New York, NY
  7. macrumors 68000

    Jan 1, 2010
    Are you sure you have a PowerBook? Or are you sure it was Lion on the DVD?

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