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My G4 tower decided to suddenly shut down and now I can't wake it back up. It makes the Wall-E start-up tone, then goes to a white screen. I tried safe mode and nothing happened there. There is a sound coming from the tower that almost sounds like a record skipping.

We don't have the OS disk since my brother in-law normally works on the computer and unfortunately, he is dealing with a death in the family right now.

I would be really happy if your replies do not include the words "new hard drive" or "lost data".

Any help?

Oh, and we are running 10.4 I think.
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Hi, well without discs your best option is to try FSCK to check the file system, and also you can reset pram and nvram, to see if that helps.
I would say that the skipping record sound is usually the HD playing up, but you may be lucky here.
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