12" PowerBook G4 Doesn't Like Restarting

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Goftrey, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    I bought my 12" PowerBook a few weeks ago now as the hard drive was dead, I got hold of a hard drive the other day and have since stuck the new hard drive in there. Everything works absolutely fine apart from the fact it doesn't boot up (hard drive doesn't spin up) when it's restarted. Why is this? It seems a bit weird that I can shut off, then boot up flawlessly but can't restart. :confused:
     
  2. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    #2
    Boot up into Open Firmware and type
    Code:
    reset-all
    This resets PRAM and NVRAM and might solve your problem!

    Hope it helps!
     
  3. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Just tried it, after it had reset itself it wouldn't boot up. I've only just got it to turn on now after 20 minutes of trying to get past the splashscreen.
     
  4. adcx64 macrumors 65816

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    Is there any jumpers to be set on the drive? Is the drive 100% perfect in place?
     
  5. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There were no jumpers on the drive, and it's in 100% perfectly in place. It's absolutely fine when it does spin up but it just the fact that it doesn't spin up when I restart it, that's the thing that's really confused me...
     
  6. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    No, it doesn't.
     
  7. kbfr08 macrumors 6502

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    Try resetting the PMU, just hold the power button until you hear a beep.
     
  8. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    done that too...
     

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