help! powerbook g4 starts up with chime but blank screen!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by swingline, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. swingline macrumors member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Has anyone had this issue? It starts up with a chime but the screen is off and the keyboard isn't functional. I hear the fan running as well. This happened randomly and I'm just wondering if it's worth fixing or not.
  2. Pixellated macrumors 65816

    Apr 1, 2008
    Try plugging it into an external display and closing the lid. Shoud tell you if you have a dodgy screen. The 'Chime' means all your hardware is good, so it's not all bad.

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