My PowerBook don't turn on

Nathan_AC

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Apr 16, 2016
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Hello,
Sorry for my english.
My utilites are gone, so i try install again with Pacifist, but i could not, so i downloaded a previous version and try installed Mac OS X Panther, i restart my powerbook and when its is loading, a blue screen and then switches to a gray and will not start.
My Mac is PowerBook G4 with 1.33Ghz 252MB RAM and Mac Tiger 10.4.11.
 

Gamer9430

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Apr 22, 2014
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Hello,
Sorry for my english.
My utilites are gone, so i try install again with Pacifist, but i could not, so i downloaded a previous version and try installed Mac OS X Panther, i restart my powerbook and when its is loading, a blue screen and then switches to a gray and will not start.
My Mac is PowerBook G4 with 1.33Ghz 252MB RAM and Mac Tiger 10.4.11.
Panther 10.3.3 or higher is supported on that machine anything lower will not work. So if you tried installed Panther 10.3, .1, or .2, it likely will not boot properly since the PowerBook was never meant to run that specific version of Panther (unless it's a 17in, in which case any version of Panther will work). I suggest doing a PRAM reset if you are running Tiger like you said you are. If that doesn't work, do a clean install of either Tiger or Leopard. If that does work either, if possible, try different RAM. If you tried different RAM as well as all of the above, it's likely one of the RAM slots went bad (which the same thing happened to my 15in 1.25GHz PowerBook G4).
 

Nathan_AC

macrumors newbie
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Apr 16, 2016
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Panther 10.3.3 or higher is supported on that machine anything lower will not work. So if you tried installed Panther 10.3, .1, or .2, it likely will not boot properly since the PowerBook was never meant to run that specific version of Panther (unless it's a 17in, in which case any version of Panther will work). I suggest doing a PRAM reset if you are running Tiger like you said you are. If that doesn't work, do a clean install of either Tiger or Leopard. If that does work either, if possible, try different RAM. If you tried different RAM as well as all of the above, it's likely one of the RAM slots went bad (which the same thing happened to my 15in 1.25GHz PowerBook G4).
I can reset the drive to the single user and then install the Mac OS X TIGER PEN DRIVE?
 

Nathan_AC

macrumors newbie
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Apr 16, 2016
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You can reset the drive in an OS X installer, but booting it from USB is a more advanced task. I recommend burning a DVD, if possible, to save time and effort.
I haven't the original DVD Ander the Mac don't start, só i can't use the Disk Utility.
 
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