4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 27, 2013 10:22 AM by Allan Jones
Jay Ashton Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)



It's an old Powerbook G4 - A1138 that won't boot.


If you press the power button, the fan whirrs quickly and loudly. But only with the battery connected. If the battery is removed (but the computer is connected to the power supply) then nothing happens...


I have tried re-setting the PMU as per this article: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1431 This didn't help.


Is it now dead? If I can just reach a point whereby I can boot it in Firewire HD mode (normally holding command + T down) and recover content then great!


Thanks :-)