is my hd dead?

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  1. ansirone macrumors regular

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    i have an old powerbook g4 and im assuming its hd is dead.

    i did check the smart status and it said its failing when attempted to reinstal tiger. what happened was after it did re-install the OS. the machine just turned off. but the sleep light was still on. i pulled out the battery and the sleep light was still on.

    so, i just wanna know if its the hd that caused it or something else internally, i am hoping its not the logic board.

    please help!:eek:
     
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  3. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

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    it doesn't start up now.

    had to remove the battery so that the sleep light wouldnt keep flashing. it was erie that it was still flashing even though i pulled it tho
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    So, the screen doesn't turn on at all? Nothing happens when you press the power button?

    Try resetting the PRAM and PMU.
     
  5. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

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    ya its seems like nothing turns on at all. it did this the same thing awhile back but last time i can hear the hd start up and the dvd drive being scanned.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Reset the PRAM and PMU and see if it still the same.
     
  7. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok, so i tried it. comes up only to the grey screen now??!

    must be HD troubles?
     
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    Insert the grey disk of your computer and when it starts up hold c key.
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No folder with a question mark on it?

    See if you can boot from a restore disc, and run the hardware test.
     
  10. ansirone thread starter macrumors regular

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    just got the hd from owc seems like it was the failed HD that messed up everything. thanks!
     

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