Power PC G4 Start up Problems

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

  1. CDRJR macrumors newbie

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    All,
    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

    11colmil

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    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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