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Alright, this is a bit interesting...

So, I have a G4 400 mhz with an upgraded processor going at 1.4 ghz. It's been running like a champ for many years.
Recently, my computer froze and on the restart I got the dreaded question mark.

After much troubleshooting and cursing, I ended up ebaying another mac g4. Long story short, I ended up using a new hard drive in the old computer. After a lot of switching around, one of the internal drives won't spin, the other one spins but isn't recognized, AND I plugged in an external firewire drive and the computer crashed and now THAT one isn't being recognized.

The disk repair utility is saying that it can't repair them. I use my cpu for business and have been unable to work for a few weeks now because of this. Any help at all would be greatly appreciated!
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Probably a bad internal ATA bus. Buy a PCI ATA card and continue on.


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Thanks for the quick reply!

Any chance of getting the data off of these drives, ya think?
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You can probably do that once you get a drive up and running to load OSX, then try and plug in the other drives and see if you can find anything.

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Maybe, but you may have to Pay for it.


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