iMac g4 laptop wont start up.

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  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Brother in laws iMac g4 laptop does not start up. Is there a way to key command the computer to start up as a hard drive so we can save the data on his desk top?

    He of course did not save the disks that came with his computer.
     
  2. zephead macrumors 68000

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    Well if it's a laptop G4, it's either an iBook or PowerBook (iMac=desktop). For getting his data off, you could use FireWire target disk mode.
     
  3. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I am starting to have so many problems with my ibook G4, like taking 10 minutes to close an application or the never ending spinning wheel. My ibook is really owned by the school district and this summer we hand in our laptops for new ones, but this time we do not have an option between MAC or PC- just PC with Vista. I am trying to wait patiently for a new update on the 24in imac before I buy an imac for home use- I am a fan of ilife now...
     
  5. California macrumors 68040

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    You either have a dying hard drive (not an Apple manufactured part) or not enough memory that you get the spinning beach ball.

    Get someone in the district to max out your ram on the iBook.
     
  6. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks.
     
  7. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Firewire is your best bet. It is fast and is the greastest way to transfer things in my opinion.
     

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