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My powerbook has become very slow recently. Then all of a sudden i get this high pitched squeal come from the computer. I reset it and the it got stuck on the startup screen. There was a DVD in the drive so i removed it and the problem persisted. I reset the PRAM then booted in to Target Disk Mode and rebooted. It then booted. Has any body got any ideas why?? Im thinking along the lines of a Hard Drive Failure.

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D.

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My powerbook has become very slow recently. Then all of a sudden i get this high pitched squeal come from the computer. I reset it and the it got stuck on the startup screen. There was a DVD in the drive so i removed it and the problem persisted. I reset the PRAM then booted in to Target Disk Mode and rebooted. It then booted. Has any body got any ideas why?? Im thinking along the lines of a Hard Drive Failure.

Thanks in Advance

D.

There's some posibility that your G4 has some capacitor failed on your motherboard. Or your powersupply is border line to die.. I know that Apple had some problems with the G4 and the hardware but I don't remember what is the component defect.

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There's some posibility that your G4 has some capacitor failed on your motherboard. Or your powersupply is border line to die.. I know that Apple had some problems with the G4 and the hardware but I don't remember what is the component defect.

 

That is definitely a possibility. I would suggest taking it to your local Apple Retail Store and see how much $ it would cost to fix it and maybe if you know the problem, you could find somewhere else that is cheaper.

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I'm curious to know if you ever solved this problem? What happened?

 

Thank you,

Airto

 

My powerbook has become very slow recently. Then all of a sudden i get this high pitched squeal come from the computer. I reset it and the it got stuck on the startup screen. There was a DVD in the drive so i removed it and the problem persisted. I reset the PRAM then booted in to Target Disk Mode and rebooted. It then booted. Has any body got any ideas why?? Im thinking along the lines of a Hard Drive Failure.

Thanks in Advance

D.

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