Powerbook G4 problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mwoj00, Nov 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 3, 2012
    Hello I have a powerbook g4 that will not boot up to my os. It turns on and everything but after the apple logo appears, a error symbol appears[ a circle with a line through it] with the spinning circle and nothing happens. Please help me I dont want to have to buy a new mac.
  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    prohibited sign mac os -> google it.

    If you want more help, provide some details except "mac doesn't boot to OS". What Mac, what OS version, what booting device (HDD or CD/DVD - OEM or Retail version), did it work before etc... Too much to guess so far.
  3. macrumors member

    Jan 15, 2010
    Montpellier, France
    Your HD is dead.
  4. macrumors G3


    Aug 31, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Or someone renamed the hard drive outside of OSX. I did that once when I had a dual boot OS9/OSX TiBook. Renamed the drive in OS9 and rebooted into OSX. Promptly got the prohibitory sign. If you rename the drive it has to be done inside OSX.

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