Currently Being ModeratedMay 15, 2012 8:11 PM (in response to fakiekid)
Borrowed G4 now won't stay on for longer than 10 mins.
Sounds like maybe a heat issue, most likely the Thermal Paste between the CPU & Heatsink needs replacing on that one... unless with another drive it works flawlessly.
External FW encloste sounds like a good test.
Will either stay booted up from the Install Disc?
Can you try with one RAM stick/slot at a time?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 1:23 AM (in response to BDAqua)
I'm gonna grab an enclosure today and try that first as I could run Disk Utility from my MacBook.
If that fails.. I don't know what to do. My HD has £1000's in Audio plugins, 3 education degrees etc. just accessing the info to clone it is enough right now. Should I make sure it's FW or would a USB enclosure be ok?
Lesson to anyone. Backup backup backup backup and do it regularly! :(
In regards to the other mac, I'll take all 4 dimms out and replace 1 by 1 to see how it goes. Just odd that literally keeping the jumper on my original drive, but removing the power the comp will at least turn on! The original computer just won't do anything.
I have the disks around.. How'dya start from them?
Currently Being ModeratedMay 16, 2012 2:04 AM (in response to fakiekid)
USB would be fine for getting the data off.
To start from Discs, hold c key or Option key at bootup.