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KYSMO 03-20-2012 02:54 PM

Help with Powerbook 4 A1104
I recently bought a Powerbook G4 A1104 12 " Aluminum case from a government auction online. When I did receive, I found myself unable to turn it on for it shows me a gray screen with " ? " in the middle of the screen at start up.
I thought it might need the operating system, but I'm not sure.
What should I do in this case?

Best Regards,


louishen 03-20-2012 03:13 PM

Yes, it either has no operating system, or even no hard disk

That G4 would run OSX tiger, or OSX 10.5 Leopard, but check the disk first
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz Hard Drive Replacement - iFixit

gsahli 03-20-2012 03:13 PM

Sounds like no OS installed. (The ? means bootable Volume not found)
You can run up to Leopard 10.5. Best source is eBay.

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