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Re: [vox-tech] no boot on G4 laptop



The first thing I always try is resetting the PRAM.  As soon as you
power-on, press the following keys and hold them down until the OS boots:

   Apple-Option-P-R

If that doesn't work, try a boot CD.  Like a recovery CD.  I think Macs
come with a basic diagnostics utilities on their recovery CD.  To boot off
a CD, you probably need to press the following button as soon as you
power-on:

   c

Yeah, just "c". ^_^  BTW, DON'T USE THE RECOVERY OPTION ON THE RECOVERY CD
UNLESS YOU'RE PREPARED TO WIPE EVERYTHING OFF THE HARD DRIVE!  You've been
warned.

-Mark

On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Jan W wrote:

> Hi all:
>
> I am a mac-clueless-type, and a friend of mine has a G4 laptop that refuses to
> boot.  He says the problem is with the display, but the LCD is just really dim,
> there are images that come up.
>
> The problem:
>
> Power up the machine, the little apple comes on screen, with the little
> spinning icon-thing to let you know it's doing something.  It never boots.  He
> even tried doing an 'option/x' (or maybe it's open-apple/x) to force a boot,
> but no dice.
>
> Is he dead in the water, or is there some other thing I can suggest to him?
>
> --TIA
>
> jan
>
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