aaaa help me please !!!!!! powerbook g4 freezing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by seva, Dec 25, 2004.

  1. seva macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2004
    aaaaaaaaaaaaa I`m tiered 2 days lost and i dont know what to do
    i cant boot my osx cd looks like trying to boot but it freezing on gray screen
    starts ok but i whant to reinstall it
    Open Firmware Password Protection desibled
    Disabling Password Protection

    1) Boot into the Open Firmware. (Command + Option + O + F)

    2) Type "setenv security-mode none" and press return.

    3) Enter in the password at the password request prompt and press return.

    4) Then type "reset-all" to restart the computer.

    Force Removing Password Protection

    1) Add or remove DIMMs to change the total amount of RAM in the computer.

    2) Then, the PRAM must be reset 3 times. (Command + Option + P + R).

    after this i put my osx cd and hold the button c
    and on the gray screen apple looks like 2 pixels going left and freeze
    my os version 10.3.7
    powerbook G4 1.5
    Thank you very mutch
    please help me anyone !!!!!
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003
    Is this a brand new PB? Did you install any third party RAM yourself? If you installed RAM yourself, take it out, and return it because its bad RAM. Is this the CD that came with the computer? Maybe try to find a different CD, the one you are using might be damaged. Does it boot up without the CD, you only complain that booting with the CD doesn't work?
  3. seva thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 25, 2004
    no this is used pb
    but its looks like new
    i installed 512MB more
    i bought cd in best buy 10.3.2
    i have 10.3.7
  4. andysmith macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2004
    West Mids, UK
    Take out the RAM you added, just to rule it out.
  5. combatcolin macrumors 68020


    Oct 24, 2004
    Northants, UK
  6. unispherephoto macrumors member


    Oct 11, 2004
    i also had this problem recently after installing 10.3.6 i bought my pb used i only had bootable copies of the 10.2.8 installer disks...and they made the problem worse. i did a clean install from a friends real 10.3.5 cds and everythings fine now. added combined 10.3.6-7 update and no problems.

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