Power PC G4 Start up Problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by CDRJR, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. CDRJR macrumors newbie

    Dec 31, 2011
    My 17" G4 powers up with chime, apple logo appears, then changes to a dark square covering the logo, powerbook runs for 10 seconds more, than shutsdown.
    Any suggestions on what's going on or not going on?
    It's a beautiful machine and i hate to get rid of it.

    Thank You & happy New Year!
  2. 11colmil macrumors member


    Mar 15, 2009
    Under your bed 0_o
    It sounds more like a software problem than a hardware issue. Boot from an OS X install CD and try to repair the hard drive and permissions from disk utility. If it fails, you may have to reinstall OS X.

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