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Just got my G4 for Christmas

Just go my G4 for Christmas ans when I charged the battery first and turned it on all I got was a blank screen and static form the speakers

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Re: Just got my G4 for Christmas

Either or, it wasn't a g4, maybe macbook pro maybe a macbook, but in order for technicians to assist you properly, you might want to make sure your info is correct. Keep your rating, it only lowers mine.

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Re: Just got my G4 for Christmas

Macintosh hasnt made a g4 computer in 2 years. What is the actual model?

Help me so I can help you.

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Try attaching an external monitor to the notebook & see if you will get display on it or not. If this works, then you most probably have a defective or loose LCD screen cable, that need to either be replaced or properly connected.

Jun 17, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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My apple powerbook display is just showing blank. I had turned the powerbook G4 and when I went to restart it the display would not show anything. I can hear the startup sound but nothing on the screen....

Just remove ur CMOS battery and harddisk connection from motherboard. And then try to restart it will give u a msg no boot device or OS found.. Now reboot and add the CMOS battery and harddisk on motherboard...

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My iBook G4 has got a power problem.

You probably need a new battery but that machine should only get about 3-4hours with a great battery.

Feb 03, 2010 | Apple MacBook Mac Notebook

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No screen on start up on g4 notebook

Try reinstalling MacOS on your laptop, as far as I know, all Mac come with recovery disks. To boot of off a disk, make sure the disk is in the drive , reboot the computer, and press C while the chime is playing. You SHOULD be able to reinstall. What your describing usually happens to very old iMacs that have bad, incompatible, or no RAM installed. If none of the above works, take it to an Apple Store, they were very helpful when my iPod had a bad battery

Aug 15, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Add Memory to G4 Notebook

Don it's real easy.

Slim down version

  • Pop the cover and you'll see the motherboard.
  • Atach anti-static cable to chasis of pc and touch the battery pack or pc frame.
  • Put the card in the memory slot.
  • Remvoe cable adn replace cover.
  • Re-start pc.

I wouldn't fix your pc on carpet (static reasons) or while your standing wearing socks on carpet with the Mac on the table (obviously).

Sounds simple but you've never believe how may people forget.

That's it.

Apr 12, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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My computer would not charge. I have an appple powerbook g4. I bought a new battery. I put the battery in. It charges. Now the computr tries to turn on it makes the start up noises but the screen is blank....

Hi, sorry to hear you are having problems,
Are you saying that your Mac was working fine with the dead battery but then when you put in the new battery, the Mac died?
Well, if that is the case it might be possible that the battery ran down to ZERO and the mac's internal battery also is dead so, it does not even know what hard drive to boot into...
So, with the Mac Shut Down, hit the power on button and then VERY QUICKLY, press the ( alt ) key and hold it until you see a blue screen with a Big right pointing blue arrow and a circular arrow.
You can let go of the key, and the mac is now looking for suitable startup volumes to boot from...
You should see your harddive appear after a minute or so... If it does not appear, then either your system is damaged or your disk is KAPUT...
How old is your Mac? It is very very common for PowerBook drives to die after 4 years without advanced warning... :(
Good luck

Mar 24, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Powerbook g4 will not turn on

pull the battery out, put it back in, plug the mac in, and hold down the power key till u hear the chimb

Feb 16, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Blank screen upon powering up

First try resetting the PRAM - Hold Command + Option + P + R until u hear a chime.

If that doesn't work, apply firm pressure about 1 inch below the option + command and start the iBook, it takes the iBook to turn on the screen approx. 30 seconds.

Dec 08, 2008 | Apple iBook G4 (Z0AZW13397068) PC Notebook

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