dropped it, whats maybe come adrift

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dependencies, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. dependencies macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    Powerbook G4
    Fell from a locker and cracked case here and there,
    It powers on, but I get a grey screen with a folder and ?
    Or by hitting 'Z' I get some sort of command screen,
    Its message reads,
    'Exit' to shut down
    Or type

    Which doesn't do anything.
    Is it possible something has shaken loose on impact and it can't now find its OS,
    Or is it spares only.

    As usual, thanks


    (Couldn't find any suitable match in search)
  2. lewis82 macrumors 68000


    Aug 26, 2009
    Totalitarian Republic of Northlandia
  3. WeeShoo macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2005
    North Carolina
    Sounds like the hard-drive is dead. The question mark means it cannot find the OS if I am not mistaken.
  4. dependencies thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2010
    OK, that seems a fairly comprehensive vote for the one component.

    Is it worth a replacemen do we think, or buy a bit newer model.

    (In your money $400)
  5. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Well you could buy a new hard drive, but then you'd have a computer with pretty major cosmetic damages. If I were you I'd buy a whole new powerbook :D

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