Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook
Posted by Anonymous on
You'll probably need to move to a newer machine -- they're very old and even at their best are slower than any machine from the last 6 years.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You could try a cleaning disk if nothing is recognized. Something like THIS ONE at Buy.com. You might need a new drive though, which is pretty tricky with an apple. Someone on Craigslist should be able to replace it for about $50 plus the drive. You can find a used drive on eBay I'm sure.
Posted on Apr 17, 2009
You can drag and drop your files on to an external hard drive or USB flash drive, burn the files to CD/DVD using an application called toast - you will need a CD/DVD writer to do that. If you can find one, you can save your files to a zip disk.
Posted on Dec 05, 2009
login in single user mode as below:
Starting up in single-user or verbose mode
1. Shut down the computer if it is on.
You have successfully entered single-user or verbose mode when you see white text appear on the screen.
2. Press the power button to start the computer.
3. Immediately press and hold the Command (Apple) key and one of the following:
Once you are in the Single user mode type the following:
fsck -fy <then press enter>
If this command returns with an error or reports that is found an error but fixed it then run the command again and repeat until the drive checks good.
Once you are done with the repair or feel satisfied, type 'reboot' and press enter.
Posted on Feb 12, 2010
Please boot the system with a Mac OS X installation Media .Insert the installation media and power on the system and immediately press ' C ' key to boot it from Mac OS X installation disk.After few seconds the language selection option will appear .Click continue and then in the next screen see on top you will find "UTILITY" then click "DISK UTILITY" .Select the boot drive partition and try to repair the file permissions mentioned left hand side .If the permission repaired successfully then restart the system and check if it boots.If still you face the same issue then reboot the system with installation media again and repartition the harddrive .Install the os Freshly.The issue will get solved
Posted on Apr 12, 2010
SOURCE: I have a apple G4
Hello and thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.
I recommend you boot your Mac into Safe Mode, to see if you can remove a possible folder(s) which may be affecting your Mac's start up function.
Try these steps:
-SAFE BOOT MODE-
• Reboot your Mac
• Upon restarting your Mac, press the Shift key.
• Hold the Shift key until you see a White Screen with Gray Apple icon and eventually a spinning gear.
• When you see the Spinning gear, release the Shift key.
• Allow the Mac to continue booting up. Also this may take a little while
(NOTE: this may take anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes to load to the Safe mode screen depending on the performance of your Mac, but if it exceeds this time, shutdown your Mac and try just once more. It may have just frozen up the first time around for you.)
• You are going to enter the Safe Mode (which looks like your main desktop environment - the only difference is certain start up items are disabled.)
• Once within the Desktop in Safe Mode
• From the Finder Menu, click Go> Go to Folder
• Type in this line: /System/Library/StartupItems
• This path, is going to take you to the System Library folder which has all of your Mac OS X Startupitems.
• Remove all of those folders to the Trash.
*Reboot your Mac normally and see if you can access your normal User desktop environment.
I hope this helps. If you have more questions, please feel free to reply back to this post.
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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