Apple's line of PowerBook laptops was intended for the professional and power users. The PowerBook line includes the PowerBook 100, Duo, 500, and 5300 Series; the PowerBook 1400, 2400, 3400; the PowerBook G3, G4 Titanium, and G4 Aluminum.

1292 Questions View all

New formatted HD installed, no boot just R/G/B screen cycle

After installing a formated 320 GB HD (CCC cloned from Power G5) into my 14" G4 laptop, the result is a cycling Red, Green, Blue screen. Tried disconnecting all power and holding start button down for 5 sec. Same results. Is this a RAM issue? What do you suggest? Thanks. (iFIXIT instructions for installation of HD were excellent, clear, concise and through)

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

I would insert a system installation disk and start up holding the "C" key down. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities, Disk Utility and reformat the drive.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2


Thanks Mayer, I appreciate your response and "will do" as per your advice.


Add a comment

Add your answer

Larry Revene will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 541