PB G4 won't start

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by claron, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. claron macrumors newbie

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    #1
    My PB finally stopped working yesterday, here are some things I noticed leading up to this.

    -First I noticed that the "breathing" light stopped working when I had the PB closed

    -Around this time the computer started locking up for short periods of time. I got the little rainbow wheel for several minutes and was not able to do anything. Normally while running Mail, iCal, Adium, Firefox and iTunes.

    -The locked up periods started becoming longer and longer. Normally I would restart or shutdown and restart and there was no problem.

    -A couple days ago when I restarted it did not want to restart, it froze on the grey window with the apple logo. I restarted again, or several time and it finally worked.

    -Yesterday I had it everything going fine and then it completely froze, the rainbow wheel wasnt even spinning and i couldnt move the mouse. When I tried to restart I got a screen (transparent black) that said I needed to restart the computer. I did, and did and did........that is where it sits now.

    -I tried to boot from the software disk that came with it and ran the disk utility and it says the disk is unverifiable and unrestorable.

    It is a 1.33GHz G4, 768 mb RAM, 60 Gb HD. I have had this computer for about 2.5 years. This is the first and only problem I have had with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    It sounds like the hard drive has failed. I'd try to get your data from it via either an external bootable drive or with another Mac + Target Disk Mode. Then I'd start shopping around for a good price on some laptop drives. :)
     

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