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New hard drive on iBook g4

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It is not an easy job to change a HD on an old iBook G4.
you need some experience in handling microelectronics.
step-by-step guide is available here:
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G4+14-Inch+933+MHz-1.33+GHz+Hard+Drive+Replacement/189
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SOURCE: IBOOK G4

You may have a RAM problem.One of the most serious problems that can afflict your Mac is "bad memory" -- the common term for a defective RAM chip.
Apple provides Apple Hardware Test with every new Mac -- it's either on the Mac OS X Install/Restore disc, or on a separate Hardware Test disc.

Here are the instruction on how to run the Apple Hardware Test CD:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25668?viewlocale=en_US

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: My ibook G4 was freezing on airport earlier this

This is a very open question, which can be open to many interpretations. but if you are concerned that your HD is a goner, the easiest way to find out is by listening to your drive's "noises." If you hear that the drive is make "repetitive" noises as if it almost sounds that it's "stuck" trying to read something. Then, it will most likely be your HD. There is software that can read your HD and tell you how the partitions and physical health of your HD are doing. But if you are no wiz at this, then "noises" may be your best guide. Since, you will most likely notice that your HD isn't making its usual "noise.s" The other side of the coin is... have you been messing with your mac's language? did you install something that you didn't even know what it was? (but you did anyways) did you accidently click on something, that was actually important? or is there something on your dvd/cd slot? sometimes if you leave a cd/dvd in the slot it may prevent mac from starting properly or just slowing the start up to a crawl. I'm not so sure about this one, but Apple recently released an update for airport. try to install it, but then again if you can't even start up... If i was on your position, and I kept a good track of what I do with my computer, and I knew it was a couple of years old.... I would consider replacing the hard drive. HDs will last a couple of years, but since they have moveable parts.. they have to break at some point.
So there, those are pretty much all the possibilities that you should consider. Hope that helps and good luck
PS that's why is important to always BACK UP your data :-)

Posted on Apr 21, 2009

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SOURCE: ibook g4 screen issue

That screen will most likely be compatible - I work on these for a living. The G3 laptop screens are usually not compatible with the G4 laptops, but all G4 laptop screens are compatible with eachother (provided they are the same size, of course.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Extracting hard drive data from inoperable iBook G4 Apple laptop

well there is a solution so first check the type of hard drive in your ibook and check if any of your friends have an ibook, if so replace hard drive with yours and you can extract your data if your hard drive is working.

good luck.

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SOURCE: i have an ibook G4. The display is hard to read

Try reseting the PMU and Pram,also check the d.Also check the system with saperate OS installed HDd.It will work fine.Format the HDD and the issue gets solved

Posted on Apr 20, 2010

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