Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
My computer will not start. When I press the power button, the apple background come up, and the circular loading sign begins. It continues only in this pre-load mode, and will not start.
Sounds like the OS software has become corrupted and will need to be reinstalled. If you have the original CD's which came with your unit, you can begin by reinstalling the OS from here. I am sure that you have installed OS patches over the years and will need to reinstall any updates that have been done.
The key is to get your computer back up and running well enough so that you can back up any personal data files and prepare the unit to be restored as if it was new out of the box. I know that this will take some time to get it back to where you were, but that is the best that I can suggest. I have had the same thing happen to me once and I now perform a data backup at least once per week.
Hope this helps. If you do not have the original CD's, you will need to obtain a new copy of the OS from Apple and this will cost you a few dollars.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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