Powerbook G4 problems

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Aug 3, 2012
    #1
    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

    666sheep

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    Dec 7, 2009
    Location:
    Poland
    #2
    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

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    Jan 15, 2010
    Location:
    Montpellier, France
    #3
    Your HD is dead.
     
  4. macrumors G3

    eyoungren

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    Aug 31, 2011
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    #4
    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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