Powerbook G4 Startup Problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mjfarsi, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. mjfarsi macrumors member

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    I am in some serious need of help. I was using my laptop as normal... and some of the programs I had open started to freeze, I did force quit, then I shut down my computer....

    Now, when i turn it on, I just hear alot of noise coming from the inside, but my computer will not go past the Grey Apple screen!

    What should I do? Is there a special start up , or anything I can do? I am really desperate.

    Any response is appreciated!!!!!!

    BTW this is a 12" Power Book running OSX 10.3.9
     
  2. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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    UPDATE:

    I just ran a Repair Disk from the OSX cd and was able to get my computer to start, but now everything is running so slow and freezing, what should i do?
     
  3. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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  4. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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  5. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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    Reset the PRAM, everything is running slow and crashing, let me know what to do?
     
  6. lamina macrumors 68000

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    Hold down -option-P-R to reset PRAM.

    Could be a dead hard drive, especially if you're hearing a lot of weird sounds.
     
  7. mjfarsi thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think its a dead HD, at this point I have been able to get the computer to work, but everything takes forever to load, or quits.... IDK?
     

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