Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    jokerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Georgia
    Posts
    42
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D 10.4.10
    900 MHz G4 Powers on but won't boot, Iny ideas?
    I have the opportunity to buy a G4 900 Mhz (I think) , guy says it won't boot but will power on.

    Quick fix or should I not mess with it?

    Any help would be great. Thanks

  2. #2

    Alexis's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 20, 2006
    Posts
    2,255
    Specs:
    Al iMac 20" 2.4Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Does it display a question mark on startup?

    Personally I would stay away from anything that doesn't display anything at all on screen.

  3. #3

    ki99's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 31, 2007
    Location
    Ontario, Canada.
    Posts
    926
    Specs:
    Macbook(W) 2GHz, 80GB HD, 1G RAM, Windows XP
    if it will power on, but won't boot, be prepared to install os x (make sure he gives you the discs) and maybe even replace the harddrive.

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Oct 27, 2006
    Posts
    897
    When you say 'power on' do you get the start up chime? What shows up on the screen? As Alexis and ki99 points out if you get a flashing ? mark then the System is hosed and you will need those install disks. Then again, the system may be hosed because the hard drive is dead too...!

  5. #5

    jokerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Georgia
    Posts
    42
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D 10.4.10
    Thanks for the info.
    I have a drive with Leopard on it, could that be swapped out for the drive that is in there now? Would it boot from the new drive if I put it in? I am waiting to hear more about what is showing up when the computer is trying to boot.

    The guy only wants $50 for it and I thought If I could work out the boot problem, it might be worth it.

    Thanks again for everyone's input, I really appreciate it.

  6. #6

    jokerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Georgia
    Posts
    42
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D 10.4.10
    Just found out that this box has no video card. Perhaps I can use one from a MDD I have. He said it showed an apple image when the video card was installed.

  7. #7

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,268
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    Tread carefully and don't pay too much for it. Way it is described, no graphics card and no bootable system don't go over $100.00.

  8. #8

    jokerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Georgia
    Posts
    42
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D 10.4.10
    harryb2448, do you know if a video card from a MDD 1.25ghz will fit in a 933mhz machine?

  9. #9

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    Posts
    22,268
    Specs:
    Imac 27" Retina 5K, 512GB flash memory, 3.3GHz, 16GB memory, macOS Sierra beta.
    Yes the stock standard ATI Radeon 9000 from a MDD will work just fine as the 933 is 4X AGP the same as the MDD.

  10. #10

    jokerman's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    Location
    Bethlehem, Georgia
    Posts
    42
    Specs:
    MacBook Pro 2.16 C2D 10.4.10
    just found out that the motherboard is fried. So much for that. Thank you everyone for the help.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. iMac 2003 won't boot...any ideas?
    By g.tarjan in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 07-29-2015, 06:14 PM
  2. New iMac powers on but won't boot up!
    By Msmidge in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-14-2011, 07:26 PM
  3. Repaired Magsafe powers MacBook but won't charge battery.
    By dumpstering in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-20-2010, 09:55 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •