The Unsolvable Problem: Hard Drive Install in Powermac G4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by htg, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. htg macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    Here's the situation: Stuck a hard drive in my Powermac G4, connected it, put in a Tiger install disk, everything running smoothly until WHAM! I leave the room for 3 minutes, and it turns itself off. It was in the process of installing, so don't know what damage its done. Nobody touched it. Can't figure out what the problem is.

    Connected to my HDTV with an DVI to HDMI connector, not that it would make much difference, as it was working fine before. Now, whenever I try to power it up, I hear the chime but then no image shows.

    A bit baffled.
  2. Heavertron macrumors regular

    Jun 2, 2011
    Can you boot the tiger install CD again?
  3. skinniezinho macrumors 65816

    Jan 1, 2009
    run the apple hardware test cd (if you don't have it, download it, there are links in the faq in my sig).

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