10 Replies Latest reply: Jun 21, 2011 11:31 AM by J D Knight III
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My mother gave me a powerbook G4 asking if I could fix it. Having been given troubleshooting details to the effect of, "it was wierd for a while and then it froze." coupled with the fact that I have never used a Mac before and I am totally lost.

 

When I boot the PC normally I get the flashing folder\question mark, AND if I let it sit for a minute or two on that screen it will just freeze (no more flashing).

 

When I try to boot to startup manager I get a clock cursor, a circlular arrow button on the left, and a right arrow button on the right. I can move the cursor (just barely) for a while, but again if I let it sit a minute or two on this screen it just freezes and I can't move the cursor or do anything.

 

Any ideas?


PowerBook, won't boot