My PowerBook don't turn on

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nathan_AC, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Nathan_AC macrumors newbie

    Nathan_AC

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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.
     
  2. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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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).
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Not any more.

    You tried to install Panther on it. Tiger is gone unless you reinstall it.
     
  4. Nathan_AC thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nathan_AC

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    I can reset the drive to the single user and then install the Mac OS X TIGER PEN DRIVE?
     
  5. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  6. Nathan_AC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I haven't the original DVD Ander the Mac don't start, só i can't use the Disk Utility.
     
  7. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    This is your only Mac or PC in general?
     
  8. Nathan_AC, Apr 19, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2016

    Nathan_AC thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I have a PC and this PowerBook g4.
     

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