Suddenly booting into firmware command line, CD not booting. Advise?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by gr8gatzby, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. gr8gatzby macrumors member

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    #1
    G4 DP 450 booting straight to firmware command line and I'm not sure how to proceed from here. Unable to boot from CD. Any ideas?

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  2. cygni macrumors regular

    cygni

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    This happened to me when my G4 iBook's logic board failed.
    As you have a G4, I'd search around and see if this machine experienced logic board issues.
     
  3. gr8gatzby thread starter macrumors member

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    reset the firmware but problem persists...
     
  4. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

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    The inability to boot from a CD is the main clue here. This suggests a major hardware issue. You could try reseating the RAM. It's a long shot effort, but can't hurt.
     

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