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Old Apr 24, 2003, 06:56 PM
SNAKE SNAKE is offline
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Default **MY G4 Powerbook isnt working.. Please Help***

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Hi all, my powerbook G4 on occassions crashes to the extent where it does not respond to any buttons/commands.

The only choice I have is to therefore pull out the power supply from the back and then plug it back in to reboot.

However on this occasion the powerbook no longer boots up. It instead shows a flashing question mark i.e "?" followed by the mac logo and then back to the question mark. Anyone have any ideas what to do or what the problem is?

Old Apr 25, 2003, 12:14 AM
buzz-buzz buzz-buzz is offline
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My G4 did that - I had to wipe the HD & start all over. Not sure if I got a bug or the system had a major conflict going on.
I tried starting up w/ the extensions off & also tried to restore- still nothing.

I need to clean house anyway.

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Old Apr 25, 2003, 02:42 AM
stniuk stniuk is offline
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Try resetting the PRAM:


It may get the computer started so that you can retrieve any data, then as above re-install os etc.

Old Apr 25, 2003, 06:54 AM
MacInAction MacInAction is offline
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When experiencing boot issues, always try zapping the PRAM first. If that doesn't work, attempt repairing the volume(s) with the disk tools on the Mac OS CD, Norton Utilities, or something like Diskwarrior (Diskwarrior is OS 9 only). There is a good chance that you will be able to recover data before reinstalling the OS.

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