HELP New Graphics Card Now Powermac G4 Not Booting

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BenMacUK, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. BenMacUK macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2011
    Hey Guys,

    Just installed a new graphics card into my powermac G4 agp slot (Nvidia GF 6200 256MB DDR2 AGP Graphics Card came from another working powermac)

    When i then turned the mac on it made the bong noise and started booting into osx and then went to a page saying please restart mac. Everytime it boots it brings up this messsage.

    So i took the card out and tried putting in the old card to try that. same thing happened.

    So i reverted back to the new card and now the mac makes the bong noise and the screen does not come on and my monitor just said no input....

    any clues??
  2. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    If your Mac is MDD, forget about 6200.
    If it's Quicksilver or older, you need at minimum 10.4.3 (IIRC) to run this card. There's no driver for GF 6xxx in older versions.

    Put in old card and reset PRAM. It should be OK after that (if it's the only problem with your computer OFC).
  3. zen.state macrumors 68020


    Mar 13, 2005
    To add to 666sheep's correct info..

    If you happen to be running 10.5 and have not removed the "hwsensor.kext" in the system library then you will experience a 3-5 min black screen at boot time. This is just the GPU temp sensor on the 6200 taking a while to be seen in a foreign environment.

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