Good morning! I was given a Powermac G4 tower recently and was pretty excited - I hadn't used one of these since college! Good times. It came with no guarantees of working, but I was hopeful. Connected it up, and it booted (heard the hard drive grinding away) but no video. There were a few expansion cards of unknown function in there, so I yanked those and tried again. It booted! Os 9.0.1. It did make a "quack" alert that one of the cards needed by and extension was missing. It was a video capture card. I played with it for 30 mins and powered it down to have dinner. Looks like it was a pretty high end video workstation for a time - one of the cards turned out to be a ~$3k Media 100 ICE Aftereffects decoder. Most of the 20gb drive is taken up by video projects. Looks like they're from the early 00's but the last folder created was from 2006. The owner said he'd just been carrying it around from house to house for a while and needed to unload it now. Next day, I tried turning it on - froze on the booting screen - right before the extensions. So I booted without extensions. Got to the desktop but quickly locked up. Tried again, the "bong" had some static in it - like it was distorted - there was no video but I know it booted because I heard the "quack" again. Tried again and nothing - the bong then nada. I've tried a few more time with various key combos - zap pram, option for boot device, removing RAM (has 3 sticks) but no change. I have ordered a new stick of RAM and a new pram battery from OWC (based on the one night it worked before it went belly up). I *think* these issues *could* be caused by bad RAM - that suddenly died after coming back to life after 10 years. Anything else to check? OWC sells video cards for $25 - and I thought about it. Not expensive but I'd rather not throw money at a useless cause. Thanks in advance for your thoughts all!