Question about Apple eMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

Emac stalls on the OS X start-up

When I start my e-mac, the process of start up is as follows
White screen Grey apple, pinwheel.
Next screen I get the "starting mac os x" Blue screen and white box with task bar. When the task bar is filled and complete, it sits like that and does not proceed any further. I hope I did not loose all of my Itunes and video editing!! :(
I am new to Mac and hope this is simple. Thank you.

Posted by on

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 60 Answers

Start here...   Resolve startup issues and perform disk maintenance with Disk Utility and fsck  Mac OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode  If that doesn't help, try booting into Safe Mode and see what happens, if it comes up hopefully another restart may solve, if not, you can at least use this as a starting point to try and resolve. Safe Mode will allow you to get around, surf, etc...   What is Safe Boot, Safe Mode?   Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode
If Safe Mode comes up alright, I would install AppleJack, excellent troubleshooting article can be found here... Troubleshooting Tools: AppleJack  Another excellent free tool for performing maintenance is Onyx (be sure to download the right version for your system). Install the package, then run it, it will check your drive and the structure, after this, click on the automation tab and check on everything for Maintenance, Clear Cache, Cleaning, and check on Reset -> LaunchServices database and Mail's Envelope Index. When it completes, restart. Repeat any time something seems flaky, if not try to run at least once a month. 

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

×

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

WHEN I START UP MY EMAC I GET A BLANK SCREEN ???

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

IMac G5 iSight starts up with white screen and apple logo after trying to update OS X


When white screen appear :
  • press Command Ctrl+R then
  • Mac OS X Utilities screen Appear then
  • try to Re-install Mac OS X.
if still face issue and need more help then follow http://www.apple.com/support/ and Apple and Mac Technical Support .

Jul 21, 2014 | Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My apple iMac will not boot up i have a grey screen with an apple


Please carefully do this while grey screen during start up Mac OS Gray screen appears during startup. if you need any technical guidance Apple Customer Service .

Jul 15, 2014 | Apple iMac Mac Desktops

1 Answer

EMac screen stays as grey screen whith swrling grey pinwheel-wont boot beyond that point?


Your best bet is to reset the System Management Controller;

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht3964

...and then reset the Parameter RAM:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1379

If it persists after that, try Safe Mode:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1455

...if that persists, try booting to your install DVD and running Disk Utility:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417

..also note in this article that if for some reason you are unable to boot into your Install DVD the instructions for using fsck will do the same thing.

If that fails to resolve the issue, you'll want to reinstall the system:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1710.

If none of these steps resolve the issue, it will likely need repair at an Apple Authorized Service Provider or Apple Store.

Aug 27, 2010 | Apple Mac Desktops

1 Answer

My emac,s screen is grey and full of letters!


p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica; min-height: 14.0px}

Check for a failing hard drive


Trying booting from the Mac OS X install disc.

insert the Mac OS X install disc.

press the start button, while holding down the "C" key on the keyboard


Once you are running from the disc. go to Disk Utilities select the hard drive click the "repair permissions" button at the bottom.


If you get any red errors listed or it doesn't seem to finish repairing the permissions you have a failing hard drive and it will need to be replaced.


If you have repaired the permissions without any errors, you need to reinstall the Operating System.

Aug 08, 2010 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

1 Answer

Stuck dvd tray


There are many ways to eject a DVD. Try this.

Shut down the computer (complete power off, not restart)
Hold down the left button (Apple mouse?)
Push the power button
Keep holding the mouse button down until it either ejects or the grey pinwheel appears. (It's not an instant process)

Usually, eject/F12 will open the drive up. If that does not work try.
Open terminal and use the command "drutil tray eject"

You can also try command-option O + F and type"eject cd"
If none of this works your drive may be bad or the power cord is loose. You will need to open it up or seek professional service.

Oct 08, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

After starting my emac a screen comes up asking me to log in above it says darwin/bsd (user-s-emac-2.local) (console)


Sounds like some of your system files may have been corrupted. Restart your computer with you OS disc, and when it launches, go to the top menu and look for "Disk Utilitiy". Launch and see if you can repair the files that way. If not you may have to reinstall the system software. If so, choose the option that won't erase your info on your drive.
Last resort is to wipe the drive clean and reinstall the OS fresh, but this will erase everything.
Before erasing everything, if you have access to a second mac, you can connect the emac to the other mac via a firewire cable, turn on your emac in hard drive mode by starting it while holding down the "T" key. You'll get a firewire icon on the screen. Then turn on the second mac... you can off load any files to the second mac and then reinstall the OS via the OS discs.
Best of success.
k

Sep 18, 2009 | Apple eMac 1.2GHz 256 40GB Combo Drive -...

1 Answer

Emac g4 1.25GHZ 256 wont read hard drive or cd drive


I take it you just get a grey screen and spining wheel when you try to start up

Aug 12, 2009 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

Emac model number A1002


It could be a hard drive problem or it could just be a software issue. Given the model, it could be running System 9 or X or both. If it is 9 it just may need to be blessed. The disc you are trying to load sounds model specific as opposed to Apple's retail discs which will load on any of their models capable of running that particular operating system. Whether it is worth fixing is really a judgement call, if you have use of a 2nd machine a hard drive / install disc can be had for cheap enough, as far as resell value, I would say no. Due to the limited information you have on the history of the machine I would suggest following these links to try and determine if it is indeed hardware or software:
Mac OS 7.x - 9.x: Troubleshooting Startup Issues

Your Mac won't start up in Mac OS X (Mac OS X 10.3.9 or earlier)

Jan 26, 2009 | Apple eMac Desktop

2 Answers

Network a G4 (OS 9) to a eMac (OS X)


OK - first, crossover cables let you network PCs together without a switch or router. I would strongly recommend returning the crossover cable and buying a router so that you can use both computers on the internet at the same time.

Second, the eMac monitor can not directly be used as a monitor for your G4 - it's not built that way. However, you can use Screen Sharing on OS X (if both have Leopard) or Apple Remote Desktop software (if you buy it) to remote control the G4 using the eMac.

You will DEFINITELY need a monitor on the G4 in order to set it up at all, so I hope you have that.

Keep in mind that you can buy, for less than $200, an LCD screen that is larger and better quality than the eMac, and it would leave the eMac useful as a second computer. Since the eMac is unlikely to work at all with Leopard, and you'd have to buy Apple Remote Desktop, you're going to spend less money by buying a separate screen for the G4.

Nov 22, 2008 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

APPLE MAC


How many beeps? DOES the white light flash? Whats the specific model?

Oct 29, 2007 | Apple eMac G4 Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple eMac G4 Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

590 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Mac Desktops Experts

Lawrence Oravetz

Level 3 Expert

7686 Answers

Cosma Papouis
Cosma Papouis

Level 3 Expert

404 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13573 Answers

Are you an Apple Mac Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...