Help...Mac Powerbook G4 crash!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Bonnie Parker, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. Bonnie Parker macrumors newbie

    Bonnie Parker

    Sep 11, 2013
    Oliver Springs,TN
    I have a Mac Powerbook G4 10.5.8 1.33Ghz that only opens to a gray screen with a Apple icon and spinning wheel, it happened all at once, any idea how to get it to deboot?:mad:
  2. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2012
    You can try starting in safe mode, power up the machine and press Shift key until the spinning gear or whatever it is appears.

    Another thing you could try is to boot by pressing Apple -key and S at the same time, again keep pressed long enough. Then you see black screen with text, write

    /sbin/fsck -fy

    And press enter, it will check and try to fix your hard disk (not physically but for file system problems etc... heh)
  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    Start it up in verbose mode. With it off, press the power button then right after the chime, press and hold the Command-V key. What lines does it repeat endlessly or get stuck on?

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