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G4: I keep getting a blinking folder

I just recieved a PowerMac G4 desktop and I have power but when I turn it on I get a blinking folder and it will not go any further then that. What should I do?

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  • jltsu1030 Apr 15, 2008

    It is not a G5 but a G4

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To things can be wrong

1 the system folder is corrupt
2 The hard drive is bad

Too find out which one it is get the boot disk that came with it and restart holding the C key. If it boots and there is no hard drive image on the desktop it is bad if there is one then reinstall the system and you should be good.

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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