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If I shut down system it will not start again for a few days. Then I have to push switch on tower and monitor at the same time

If I only push one power switch harddrive stops when switch is released

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It sounds as though you may have a power supply going bad. The photo that accompanies your question is a G4 MDD. Is that the exact computer you have? If so, the power supplies are known to go bad on these specific machines. I had to replace my power supply last year. I would suggest - if your Mac is a MDD - doing a search on that topic. I found very good help at the Apple forums. If you determine the power supply is the culprit there is a gentleman in Austin, Texas who rebuilds power supplies. He sells through ebay and offers a very good and fair deal. His ebay ID is baltimora2000. That's who I got mine from and it is still running well after over a year of use. Hope this helps you out.

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