HELP!!!! my mac died an error happens

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  1. fazz33 macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2003
    can someone help im new here and i really need help my mac has died, when i went to turn on my mac an error happend :confused: it sayed

    Panic (cpu0) : unable to find driver for this platform : "powermac 4,1"?

    on the first line

    then it says "back trace" and a bunch of numbers

    then it says "no debugger configured - dumping debugging information"
    now it says " sat jan 9 11:12:40 pdt, blah blah" then it says more stuff

    oh and i have a IMAC 700mhz 512megs ram, 60gig hd, ati rage 128 16mg and mac OS 9, and X

    plz help
  2. FredAkbar macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2003
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Hmm, this could be tricky. The thing I don't like about the flat-panel iMacs is that it's very tricky to get the CD-drive open. But if you have a standard Apple keyboard then you could try holding F12 after you turn it on. I say this because you'd need to get the CD drive open in order to try booting from a system CD, which is what I'd recommend you do. (If you do manage to get the drive open, put in the CD and hold down the C key as the computer starts up.)

    I think I had this happen to me once. It was my fault, and just a system software issue, nothing bad with the hardware.

    Or if you have OS 9 on a separate disk or disk partition, you could hold down Option after you turn on the computer (again, you'll need a standard Apple keyboard, I'm not sure a Logitech one or anything will work because of drivers and such). If you can do this it will give you a blue screen ane let you choose between an OS 9 and OS X install. Choose the OS 9 one and that should boot okay. But if it only gives you one choice then that won't work :(

    Note: if your computer was made in 2003 then this OS 9 boot won't work anyway, so disregard that option.

    I hope that was clear. Good luck.
  3. fazz33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2003
  4. fazz33 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 7, 2003

    your information was great u saved my mac!!! THX

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