Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

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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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  • chaz40 Jan 01, 2008

    Thanks for trying to help, I just sent it back to the place I bought it from and will get a new note book.

  • chaz40 Jan 01, 2008

    I just sent it back and will get a new one and it was a lap top.

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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.

Posted on Jan 01, 2008

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

Help me so I can help you.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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    Keith Seekwhensir Dec 31, 2007

    I was asking a question for more information. What you volunteered was not enough to assist. But nevermind.

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