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G3 PowerBook Bronze keyboard displays no video

Cannot startup from cd - hear startup tone - but no video, power key doesn't light up either

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Try this courtesy of your manufacturer
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since apple drives are formatted in HSF+, a file system that windows cannon read, the chances of it even being bossible to run anything on it from a PC is very very slim.

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Your mac doesn't recognize the system folder. Try to find the original boot disks that came with the machine, and see if you can mount the hard disk while booting from the CDs. If you can, I'd backup the data as soon as possible and reinstall the operating system, including a full hard drive reformat. If you can't see the hard drive from the boot cd, another option is to hold down the T key during startup to boot the mac into "target disk mode" - this will allow you to hook up the g3 to another computer as an external hard disk in order to back up the data.

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If the customer forgot the password for the computer:
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3. When the installer appears, chose Reset Password from the Installer menu
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http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/PowerBookG4_15inch1GHz-867MHzGettingStarted.PDF

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Here is a repair guide link:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/PowerBook_G3_Pismo

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
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