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  1. #1

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    Dec 11, 2007
    Unhappy Powermac G4 for the bin or not? newbie user!
    Hi everyone!

    Hope somebody kind can help me out!

    I have tons of experience on pc's, but have always wanted to get hold of a mac and have a play! as luck would have it, I have just recently come by a powermac g4 for free but was warned it maybe faulty.

    It doesn't powerup other than a split second, and then goes off again. The red light on the logicboard blinks at the same time the white power button does.

    I have tried to do a PMU reset and leave it for 5/10 mins. After that failed, I then bought a 3.6volt maxell battery from maplins, but it hasn't made any difference and still doesn't initialize.

    anyone got any advice for a mac newbie?


  2. #2

    coach_z's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jul 23, 2004
    North NJ
    i dont have no mac's
    bad power supply? fried component on logic board, fried ram...most likely not fried ram though
    MoTM honor roll...
    i dont remember

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2007
    No ram must be okay! where can i get a powersupply from? nowhere does apple computers near me!

  4. #4

    Member Since
    Aug 28, 2007
    Try they carry power supplies, and parts for G4's. You could also try ebay.

  5. #5

    Rtas09's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 24, 2007
    if a red lights on means its over heated, the logic board could be in yeah..might be screwed

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