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    Hello. First post. Basically I've bought a Powerbook G4 from ebay, but it appears to be faulty.

    When i power up the machine i get the initial chime and the apple logo appears. Once this has finished instead of getting my desktop it just freezes as a blue screen. In a total of around 25 start ups i have got to the desktop once, only to have it freeze when i clicked on the hard drive.

    Can anyone offer any advice? Thank you in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteG4 View Post
    Hello. First post. Basically I've bought a Powerbook G4 from ebay, but it appears to be faulty.

    When i power up the machine i get the initial chime and the apple logo appears. Once this has finished instead of getting my desktop it just freezes as a blue screen. In a total of around 25 start ups i have got to the desktop once, only to have it freeze when i clicked on the hard drive.

    Can anyone offer any advice? Thank you in advance.
    I am not anywhere near an expert on older Macs, but the best advice I can offer is send it back if you can and get a refund.

    Better off getting a used Intel Mac laptop ($350 to $450) than sinking money and time into a G4 PoweBook IMO.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    I only bought this machine to try out the iOS and then go onto buying something a lot more recent. Just wanted to ease the transition from windows. Definitely thinking a refund is in order unless someone can shed some light on the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteG4 View Post
    I only bought this machine to try out the iOS and then go onto buying something a lot more recent. Just wanted to ease the transition from windows. Definitely thinking a refund is in order unless someone can shed some light on the situation.
    The latest OS that could run with that machine is OS X 10.5.8 which is two version behind current. If you have a local Apple Store you can get a good look at the latest and greatest.
    Also, Apple Refurbs from their online store are generally same as new condition with new warranty. The last I looked you had a 14 day no questions asked return on new or refurb purchases.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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