Questions tagged [g4]

G4 stands for the PowerMac G4, a computer manufactured by Apple, or the PowerPC G4 processor used in various Apple computers

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iMac G4 won’t turn on

I’m attempting to repair and old 2003 17” iMac G4 that won’t power on. It’s completely dead, no startup sound, fans don’t spin, nothing. I’ve tried the following so far: Attempted PMU reset using the ...
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USB powered off after boot with Power Mac G4 and Lubuntu

I have a Power Mac G4 that I'm trying to boot off of a USB drive, I can get it to load the kernel and ramdisk just fine, and it opens the display, but it shuts down the USB after loading kernel and ...
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Powerbook G4 with Airport Extreme card and Leopard won't connect with WPA2

Like the author of Why won't osx 10.5.8 connect to WPA2 I have a Powerbook G4 I would like to connect to Wifi, but when I try it will only ask for WPA. Unlike them my Powerbook has an Airport ...
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Using lubuntu on a PowerBook G4

I've a Model: A1010 G4 laptop. Technically it seems to work very well, more reliable I think than my 13" 2011 model MacBook. I would like to use the G4 as an audio recorder for my digital piano. I ...
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How can I unlock a Mac G4?

I'm running into a problem with my Mac g4 I can't reset the password; I get an invalid prompt after doing the 'resetpassword' query. Is there any other way to unlock the account? It's a single user ...
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iMac G4: auto playing iTunes music using Automator

I have used Automator and I have successfully set up events using it and iCal before. I would like to play a playlist from my iTunes using Automator, the problem is that there is no "Play Playlist / ...
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Synergy not controlling G4 Mac Mini from Win7 64 PC

I've recently repaired my ancient G4 Mac Mini, I have reinstalled Tiger and applied all updates. I have Synergy setup between the PC and the Mac, with the PC being the server and the Mac being the ...
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RAM Specifications for Power Mac G4

I recently got a pair of old Power Mac G4’s, but they did not come with RAM. I am trying to find out their memory specifications so that I can add some, but unfortunately I cannot find them. Having ...
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Can't netboot a PowerMac G4

I'm trying to install Debian (by net booting off tftp) on my old Mac Mini G4. I get into OpenFirmware (option-cmd-o-f after boot chime) and enter: boot my.mac.ip.address,yaboot After I hit enter ...
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Remote Installing OS X 10.5 on a PowerBook G4

I recently acquired a PowerBook G4 (always loved the PPC architecture over Intel when it comes to Apple), currently it has OS X 10.4 installed. Unfortunately I can't find the original 10.5 install ...
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General video performance affected on Mac OSX 10.5 (PowerBook G4)

I'm quite new to Mac and I just got a PowerBook G4 for free. I installed OSX 10.5 on it and for the first two weeks, everything was going kinda smooth even if this is similar to a P3. I'm not ...
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iBook G4 stuck in blue screen

Won't boot into safe mode. I tried booting it holding Shift but it doesn't work! it gets to blue screen and its stuck. I managed to get it passed there by sheer luck once but thats it.
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Mac Mail sent messages not in sent folder

My PowerBook G4 has been lobbying for a furlough recently, and its latest prank is to not show sent messages in my sent mailbox. I have always had a copy of every sent message, and now, for some ...
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Two cursor keys not working on iBook G4

The left and right cursor keys on my iBook G4 running Macos 10.4 do not respond. Since this holds for both Aqua and X11, I am inclined to think that this is a hardware problem. Are there any other ...
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Powermac G4 Booting Up to White Screen?

I have a Powermac G4 that I use as a server. Since yesterday, for any reason, it chimes, and just goes to a white screen. The only way to make it work again is to reset the PMU by holding the button ...
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How to Make a PowerMac G4 run Linux?

Is it possible to run Linux on a PowerMac G4? If so, how do I install it?
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iPod Nano 5th Gen and an old G4

I want to buy my dad an iPod nano for christmas. All he has for a computer is an old G4 that is still running Mac OS X 10.3.x (10.3.9 probably) What iPod can I buy him and he still be able to use? ...
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Mac 17" Powerbook G4 won't start up after being opened up

A friend's taken the keyboard off his 17" Mac G4 Powerbook, screwed it back on and now nothing happens when presses the power button. I don't have 'eyes-on' but he says he didn't do anything else ...
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What is the latest OS X version that will run on a Powerbook G4?

I have a Powerbook G4 that someone gave me with a blank hard drive. I'd like to install OS X on it, but the only version listed on apple.com is Snow Leopard, which only supports Intel processors. ...