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    PowerBook G3 Problems
    Hello everyone. I recently got a PowerBook G4 867Mhz from a friend to tune up and get running again. The machine sat for almost 2 years since last use. I did a clean erase and install of 10.4 on the machine. The computer now takes almost 25 minutes to go from power up to being able to be used. I have done all the updates and still nothing. There is also nothing in the startup items. The machine was acting the same way before I did the erase and install so I figured a clean install would fix it up. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I dont know what to do. I have even taken out the aftermarket RAM and tried to restart and the same result.

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    Hmm try using a older OSX panther or somthing...10.4 does require allot more power to run...

    Try using Onyx, its a program to change the order and if or not you want certain programs booting up at the start up

    http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs/english.html

    Hope i was of some help

    Can you love Windows and Mac

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    Quote Originally Posted by fyrman22 View Post
    Hello everyone. I recently got a PowerBook G4 867Mhz from a friend to tune up and get running again. The machine sat for almost 2 years since last use. I did a clean erase and install of 10.4 on the machine. The computer now takes almost 25 minutes to go from power up to being able to be used. I have done all the updates and still nothing. There is also nothing in the startup items. The machine was acting the same way before I did the erase and install so I figured a clean install would fix it up. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I dont know what to do. I have even taken out the aftermarket RAM and tried to restart and the same result.
    It sounds like the hard drive has seen better days. Try getting a hard drive from ebay or something, that should definitely help.

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    Thats what I am leaning towards now. I ran Apple Hardware Test and everything shows up fine. I ran fsck on it and its all good. Its either the logic board or the hard drive.

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    Logic board is checked out under the hardware test. What does the SMART Status have to say in Disk Utility?

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