Power Mac G4 (MDD) (M8570) not turning on?
I brought a Power Mac G4 (MDD) (Model #: M8570) in 2002. It's a Dual Processor 867MHz. Around 2008 the mac just stopped working. Symptoms are when I press the power button, the button itself will glow for 2 seconds, as well as hearing the fan kick in for 2 seconds but then stops. I try to repeat again and nothing happens. If I unplug the computer and replug it again, it will do the same thing, fan kicks in and power button glows for two seconds, and nothing after that.
I'm going to college now and I'm planning on purchasing a MacBook Pro 15" (non-retina display) for school work (Graphic Dsign/Art Major).
So my question is:
A. Is there an easy and cheap way to transfter all my data from the broken computer's Hard Drive to my new MacBook? (I know, pretty stupid of me not backing up my data!)
B. Any ideas on what's wrong how to fix the broken computer? Is it the power supply? (If it is the power supply, what information do I look for to search for a working power supply?) I know it may not be worth fixing it, but if it's a cheap fix, I would like to keep it.
It is actually very easy to transfer your data. All you will need is a ATA to USB adapter which you can get from iFixit here:
and the guide to remove your hard drive:
From my knowledge it is probably the power supply but I cannot be for sure. The symptoms you describe are like that of a friends PowerMac MDD and they were solved after replacing the power supply. What are the last 3 digits of your serial number. This will help me locate the right power supply for you mac.
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