Did my G4 die?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by wha232, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. wha232 macrumors newbie

    Mar 6, 2008
    G4 DA 533 1.5 ram x10.4

    No chime at startup. Start button does not stay lit. Red light on motherboard. Fans run but no harddrive activity unless I disconnect the ribbon cable. Tried battery reset, reseating EVERYTHING, and starting without ram. NOW WHAT?
  2. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2008
    Well, you definitely can't start without RAM. I think sometimes if you incorrectly set the hard drive jumpers, you might not get a chime... though I don't quite remember if that's true.

    Did you recently adjust/install a new drive, or take one out? Make sure it's set correctly to either Slave or Master.

    You also might try replacing the ribbon (ATA) cable on your drive.

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