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My g4 tower turns on. I get the apple with the circle thing. And then it shuts

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December 14, 2012 4:33:30 PM

I have a g4 tower 2004. It turns on. I get the apple on the screen. N then it shuts off. Or sometimes it will just say restart comp. Please help. I need to make my music.thanks

December 14, 2012 5:14:51 PM

Im not sure. Its from 2003 or 2004. ,os x 10. sumtin
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December 14, 2012 6:19:25 PM

Did you go through the steps in the link yet?
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December 14, 2012 6:25:26 PM

Maybe Tim Cook can help you. apple questions aren't allowed on tomshardware
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December 14, 2012 6:28:30 PM

Most likely the PSU or motherboard is dead/dying. The motherboard could have some defective components due to age/heat/wear (i.e., capacitors) which WILL cause this symptom. Similar issues in the PSU results in the same symptoms.

You can try to take a look at the board/PSU yourself, but those G4's weren't the most friendly to service.

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December 14, 2012 6:29:46 PM

I dont have that cd or an internet connection
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December 14, 2012 6:31:06 PM

I should just suck.it up n purchase a new one
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December 15, 2012 1:13:19 AM

Fredricklandrum said:
I should just suck.it up n purchase a new one


Given the age of the g4, wouldn't be a bad idea. Even a puny mac mini these days would be terrifically powerful compared to what you had...
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December 15, 2012 1:50:35 AM

Maxx_Power said:
Given the age of the g4, wouldn't be a bad idea. Even a puny mac mini these days would be terrifically powerful compared to what you had...

This is VERY true. While the G4 was great back in the day. It is based on ancient technology by modern standards.

It may simply be time to put her out to pasture.
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