Question about Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

My Powerbook G4 has light,fan,chime on but video.

The lit screen flashes a tiny face and a question mark in the center.
I tried the manufacturer's suggestion to reset it, did not work.
When I insert the Install CD I see video.
When I remove it, there is no video.
Help Please!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 74 Answers

Try booting with control command P and R all pressed at the same time, wait for second chime then release.

Posted on May 07, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I was using my I Book G4 when it stopped responding. I powered down and restarted. When it began restarting it went to a gray screen with a file folder in the middle of the screen. the file folder had a...


Hi ,
take out the battery for 5 minutes , this resets the computer , , if this does'nt work , put in a bootable disk and try to recover the system ...........let me know if this works , i can advise futher
Goodluck Roy

Aug 27, 2011 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

I have a brand new Macpro that my teens got for xmas, used it 1 day and the screen stays black, I can hear the fan but the screen shows nothing.


When you press the power button do you hear a chime. If you do your monitor cable is probably loose. If you do not hear a chime there is a physical problem with the computer and you should make and appointment with the apple store to have it checked out.

Jan 29, 2011 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

When I power up my PowerBook G4, I hear the startup chime but the screen stays black, nothing happens!! Is my screen turned off or something?


It seems likely that the PMU (Power Management Unit) has failed and needs to be reset. There are comprehensive instructions on how to do this at the apple support site. Apple Support: PMU reset

Jan 27, 2011 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Turn on my powerbook G4 but there isn't a chime and nothing comes on the lcd screen


If there's no chime, your problem could be anything from a dead battery or bad AC adapter to a dead logic board.
Does the tip of the adapter on your AC connector light up? If not, that's a problem.
When you push the button on the battery, do you get at least two glowing LCDs? If not, that's a problem.
Otherwise, try the following: remove the battery and the AC jack to make sure the machine is off. Now insert the AC jack, and reset the power management unit by pressing the following multi-key combination:
Shift Control Option Power-button
Wait five seconds, then press the power button to attempt to start the computer normally.
The instructions above are for the 1.5GHz PowerBook G4; the instructions MAY be different if that is not your model.

Nov 01, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

My Powerbook G4 turns on light, fan, chime but no video.


Your hard drive has lost a file needed to start up the machine. The folder with the question mark means it cannot find a useable Operating system. I hope you backed up your files you needed becuase the only real way to recover the machine is to reinstall the OS from the install disk. You must format the Hard Drive from the format option on the install disk and reinstall the OS.

May 08, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Powerbook G4 12" no video


Try this courtesy of your manufacturer
  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Reset the power manager by simultaneously pressing and then releasing Shift-Control-Option-Power on the keyboard. Do not press the fn (Function) key while using this combination of keystrokes.
  3. Wait 5 seconds.
  4. Press the Power button to restart the computer.
If that doesnt work lemme know

Feb 03, 2010 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

When I turn on my 17" power book g4 I hear the drive and chime and see a blip of screen light up from the lower right corner of the screen but goes black right away. I have no software at this time. I...


Do you have this machine plugged into AC power? If not, you may just have a depleted battery, which would fit these symptoms perfectly.
The problem is not software related, because with a missing or empty internal drive you would get a flashing question mark folder icon instead.
Does the machine power off when the screen goes black, or does it continue to run with a dark screen? Common solution for the latter is to wait two minutes until the boot sequence sounds complete, then press the F2 button to raise the screen brightness. Failing that, you may have a blown-out backlight tube in the screen itself, which can be addressed.

Oct 18, 2009 | Apple Powerbook G4 17" 1.67 GHz SuperDrive...

2 Answers

My Apple screen stays black!!!!!


If you hear the fan spinning and the screen stays blank chances are very good that the video chip on your logic board has failed. That was a common issue with many Apple laptops of that generation.
Before you give up on it however try resetting the power manager and reseating the RAM. Below is a link to instructions on how to reset the power manager on a powerbook.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1431

Aug 31, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

1 Answer

Canoot get Mac to boot up all the way


there is a hardware fault or full hdd ...

thi guys will help Micromen - London

Aug 30, 2009 | Apple Powerbook G4 17" 1.67 GHz SuperDrive...

2 Answers

My powerbook G4 will not startup... All that appears on the screen when I try to turn on my computer is a tiny folder with a question mark on it. The mouse pad is nonresponsive.


Computer cannot find operating system files. Start up from Install Disk or Utility disk and re-install system. Hold down C key while starting from disk.

Aug 11, 2009 | Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple PowerBook G4 Mac Notebook Logo

125 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

Paul Carew

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

85 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1583 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...