PowerBook G4 12". Can't install OS X. HD Passed Verification. Bad RAM?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Flyin Ryan, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Flyin Ryan macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2010
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    I have a 12" PowerBook 1.5ghz. Maxed out RAM. I was running leopard on it and it began freezing, spinning beach ball. I assumed the HD was bad. I hooked it up to my iMac in target disk mode and erased the HD and ran disc verify which it passed. I attempted to install OS X Tiger but received the message "there was an error...please restart". Does it sound like the RAM could be bad?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    I think your hard drive is dying. Even if the computer says its "fine" it may still be dying. Make sure you backup your data in case it does die on you.
  3. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    How about a real log. Open the installer log under Window and change the option to all messages.
  4. burnout8488 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2011
    Endwell, NY
    Yeah you're going to need to run some real diagnostics on it. The spinning beach ball could have been a number of problems, including the hard drive, but its good to have a definitive answer.

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