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PowerBook G4 12" Keeps Freezing!! Help!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jenmikel, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Anyone have any idea why my 12" PowerBook would just randomly lock up after a few minutes every time I turn it on? I reinstalled Leopard, tried working with the Airport card (even tried removing it as a friend told me that they sometimes get loose in there and lock things up) but its still on the fritz. It doesn't feel like its getting overly warm or overheating, at least not to the touch and Apple Hardware test (whatever THAT thing does?!!!) says everything is ok? I'm stumped!

    Any suggestions would be much, much, MUCH appreciated!!

  2. macrumors regular

    Hard drive may be going bad.
  3. macrumors regular


    Or it could be the logic board. Happened to me two years ago. That's the worst case scenario though.
  4. macrumors 601


    Try downloading the apple hardware test, using your original install cds, or using techtool pro disc if you have applecare.

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