Powerbook G4 wont boot up!

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  1. Lukeyboy01 macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    Hi guys,

    My Powerbook g4 al 1GHZ won't boot up. I press the power button it chimes, i can hear the hardrive and fans spinning but the screen is black. Im thinking maybe a loose connection or broken sceen. Going to Apple store on Sunday so hope to get fixed because i have to use this Dell craptop!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks all,
    Luke
     
  2. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    Have you tried resetting the PRAM? I believe you hold down Command Option P R after the startup chime.
     
  3. Lukeyboy01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    Just tried it. Nothin!!!! I forgot to mention I dropped from about a metre high
     
  4. powerboy macrumors regular

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    Similar problem

    I have a 12" PowerBook that fell off a bed - when it boots, I get the grayed out screen with the power button symbol in the background and text the says that a problem occurred and I need to hold down the power button to restart the computer. My guess is the hard drive is hosed - any other possibilities. (and yes, I reset the PRAM). Thanks
     
  5. Lukeyboy01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    I don't think it is the hardrive as i hear it spinning and starting up.
     
  6. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Does the screen look cracked? Is there ANYthing on the screen at all. Look closely, is everything there but really really dark? tell us...
     
  7. Lukeyboy01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    No its not cracked i can't see anythin on the screen

    Thanks,
    luke
     
  8. Bemopti123 macrumors newbie

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    After draining my battery to suboptimal levels, my PowerBook G4 1.5mhz was acting the same as you describe. I rebooted it 3 to 4 times after hearing the starting up tones, but the screen was very dark. I first thought that the HD was fried. Fortunately, I was able to boot it up after having it recharge for some hours.

    Make sure the battery is well charged.

    In any case, if nothing works, perhaps it is a signal to go shopping.
     
  9. Lukeyboy01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    Been to apple store they said it was probaly the logic board :eek: ill have to save up for a while now to get a new system (probably a G5) :D

    Thanks for the help
    Luke
     
  10. Lukeyboy01 thread starter macrumors regular

    Lukeyboy01

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    LOL wish i could but being 12 i can afford to get a new machine. im hoping to buy a used g5 anyway :D
     

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