Trying to repair old PowerBook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by luey123, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. luey123 macrumors newbie

    Oct 6, 2011
    I am trying to get my old g4 running again as it will not boot up. I have tried all of the different p-ram and v ram resetting techniques etc.. When it starts all it does is go to the apple and the spinning wheel then goes black. I was able to recover my stuff off of the hard disk so I am not sure if is a harddisk problem. All I know is hat I've tried many rebooting comands and now and when I tried to boot it through the install disk it dosnt work. I tried holding the option key while powering on and only the hard disk shows up and not the cd. It was running snow leopard before it stopped working. I have the retail snow leopard install disks. What else can I do?:confused:
  2. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    Have you done a PMU reset, my ibook g3 had the exact same problem twice, and that fixed it both times
  3. Nameci macrumors 68000


    Oct 29, 2010
    The Philippines...
    Snow Leopard on PowerBook G4? I want to know how you have managed to install it.
  4. California macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Uh Snow Leopard will not run on a Powerbook. You need Leopard discs or the original discs that came with the Powerbook.

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