New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

Power Mac - White screen of death

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Aug 04, 2009
Posts: 1
KJPeppers is on a distinguished road

KJPeppers is offline
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.
QUOTE Thanks

Kevriano's Avatar
Member Since: Jul 02, 2006
Location: Crawley, England
Posts: 4,561
Kevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to allKevriano is a name known to all
Mac Specs: 20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.

Kevriano is offline
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.
If you need to know how to use the commands mentioned, read my post in this thread:

how do you fix kernel panic?

Try my custom Mac Forums Search Engine: Mac Forums Google Search

Please use the reputation system if you consider any help given useful (it's the little ✓/✘ on the left <---)

QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Mini Display Port | Best possible Setup »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
HELP!! White line across the screen! terpfan Apple Notebooks 3 07-04-2011 06:19 PM
Blue Screen of Death [unable to login] ao5t OS X - Operating System 3 01-20-2009 10:24 AM
Ibook G4 - flashing white screen on boot - HELP!!! gallinso Switcher Hangout 0 09-16-2008 04:39 AM
/cry white screen of death!!! skedar Switcher Hangout 6 08-03-2008 05:29 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?