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getting grey apple screen and nothing else


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I just aquired an power mac g4 with the mirroreed doors when i start it up I only get the grey Apple screen with the little spinning wheel and does nothing else. what can be the issue not familiar with the apple products
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Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

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Two possibilities:

1. There isn't a valid OS installed on the HD for the computer to boot from.
2. The hard drive is dead, and needs to be replaced.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
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is there a step by step guide with illistraations on replacing the hard drive in a paower mac g4 with mirrored doors
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Threads merge (same topic). Thread also moved to more appropriate sub-forum.

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- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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Replacing the hard drive in just about any Powermac G4 computer is very easy. But if additional instructions & photos are needed…here you go:

Installing Power Mac G4 MDD Hard Drives - iFixit

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- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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