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hi i'm new here but i think i'm in big trouble. I have a powerbook G4 12" and something is really wrong. It bascially froze up on me during normal operation. I then shut it down by holding the power button. It the will not restart. It would go to the grey apple screen and that was it. So i put in the rtestore CD and held the C button to get the disk repair/installer up. That came up and shwed the hard drive. I went through the first part of the install sections till it showed the selct a disk to install on except there were no choices so i couldnt procede. I quit that and went to disk repair and it start making almost a scratching noise in the left corner of the laptop closest to the user.
That all it will do now is make noises from that corner and the disk repair/install screen doesnt show a HD just the restore/install disk that is inserted.Please help me I have no idea what is wrong or why this happened. my warranty was up in august so i'm screwed that way.

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Who, that's really screwed up. There's nothing you can do without screwing your PowerBook up and opening it up. I'd take it into an Apple store or your favorite mom-and-pop Apple specialist, get them to take a look at it. It probably just needs a new Hard Drive, but it may be something more serious.

If it's just a new hard drive, it'll be a few hundred dollars, maybe less if you want to put a sub-standard drive in. Plus a bit for the HD installation.

Or, if you're crazy or drunk or both, you can do it yourself, with the aid of this article: http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/p...HD_upgrade.htm

Good luck, I'm sorry about your PowerBook
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