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G4 MAC PROBLEM

Hey, after I boot the mac, it will come up and after running for few minutes, it locks up, freezes, I have run diag, replaced the memory, hdd, format drives and reload software, and still having issue, is the system board bad, or is it the cpu and heatsink, and if they are, are they expensive?

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  • Yoseph Hagos
    Yoseph Hagos Jun 27, 2008

    it is a G4 MAC tower, wouldn't replacing harddrive, format and reload fix software problems?

  • Yoseph Hagos
    Yoseph Hagos Jun 27, 2008

    I have reboot under safe mode and after the computer is up for few minutes it locks up

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Hi,

When you ran diagnostics, were you starting up from the AppleCare CD/DVD (or whichever diagnostics disc it was)? If you were and the system didn't crash, that would likely point to a software problem causing your trouble. Have you tried booting up in 'safe mode' by holding down the SHIFT key? That would be my next troubleshooting step. Also, what computer is this?

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