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  1. #1

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    Mar 20, 2012
    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,


  2. #2

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    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
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    Member Since
    Dec 11, 2010
    late 2012 mini w/SSD
    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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