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Is it time to junk my mac mini g4?

1534 Views 14 Replies Latest reply: Apr 6, 2012 9:02 AM by SarahCat RSS
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Mar 20, 2012 5:32 PM

My old 2005 Mac Mini 1.25 GHz is running leopard and I'm only using it to record surveillance videos. I'm using the Security Spy application which still supports Leopard on G4 Macs. A short time ago, this Mac Mini developed a boot problem: It continually resets after the gray Apple logo screen with the rotating wheel or gear. It goes back to the power on chime and never boots to a desktop. I've tried booting to the Leopard OSX install DVD, but nothing. I've tried a variety of boot options with no success. I'm thinking that this ancient hardware is now useful only as a door stop (since it's tool light to be a boat anchor).


I assume it's probably not worth spending anything on, even to have its problems diagnosed.


I would appreciate any input from the learned Mac community. Thanks!


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