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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

My PowerBook G4 does not recognize it own hard drive why?

Text:

My PowerBook G4 does not recognize internal hard drive. when i boot without cd it will not boot and i will see a question mark on the screen and a small icon that represent mac os. i have Mac OS X 10.3 that i used on my old iMac. when i restart the computer and press ALT it will bring a screen only with cdrom and it will read the cd, when i press enter to install it will reboot and bring a white screen with a Traffic sign that says (do not enter)and ends there. i removed the hard drive and connect to a pc and formatted it but still it will not recognize the Hard drive. what can i do to get to clear that sing and get to installation window? is the problem the Mac OS and if yes which version do i need? pls help.

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

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Original post by: Julius Nfor ,

Title:

My PowerBook G4 does not recognize it own hard drive why?

Text:

My PowerBook G4 does not recognize internal hard drive. when i boot without cd it will not boot and i will see a question mark on the screen and a small icon that represent mac os. i have Mac OS X 10.3 that i used on my old iMac. when i restart the computer and press ALT it will bring a screen only with cdrom and it will read the cd, when i press enter to install it will reboot and bring a white screen with a Traffic sign that says (do not enter)and ends there. i removed the hard drive and connect to a pc and formatted it but still it will not recognize the Hard drive. what can i do to get to clear that sing and get to installation window? is the problem the Mac OS and if yes which version do i need? pls help.

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 12" 1-1.5 GHz

Status:

open