Quicksilver dies when Firewire Transfer is initiated?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by simulacrum, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. simulacrum macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2008
    Hello Apple Geniuses,

    I have a G4 Tower 867Mhz, great machine. However it behaves a little strangely. When I was first given the machine to look at, I was told that it didn't turn on at all, the power button stayed lit until it was released, and then it died. I checked power to the motherboard, it seemed a little loose so I tightened the connection, and now it's started for me normally the last dozen times I've tried it.

    However, it is still dying when I try to initiate firewire transfer with my G5 tower. It starts up OK, chimes, but while I'm holding down "T", after a few seconds the power abruptly dies and the machine goes silent.

    I reset PRAM earlier, checked the battery as well- 3.6V, looks fine. I also removed all non-Apple RAM and the video card... doesn't seem to be an aftermarket device issue. However, I have not updated firmware yet....

    What do you think? I'm hoping not to hear "Power Supply" or "Logic Board" but.... :(

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