How do I pin point a start up issue?
Hi, I was sold a really bad g4 power book and now I want to see if I can fix it. It seem like the seller just put a bunch of failing parts in a 01 g4 and lied and said it was a 03. Anyway here is a list of issues
The fan is not working
The cdrom wont read any cds just ejects the after a few moments
The battery does not old a good charge
The screen is getting dimmer
It only boots to the flashing question mark folder
will boot open firmware and option menu but no other commands.
I need to hit the little reset button in the back each time I want to turn it on, it will boot and chime but if I don't hit that lil button there will be no display on the screen
The seller lied and said it had a 40 gb hard drive but it only has a 10 gb drive and it is not held in place by anything. Also its not the original HDD that came with this g4 as the battery panel sticker says it came with a 20 gb HDD.
How can I tell if its the logic board, pmu, pram battery, inverter board or what ever that is causing multiple component issues or if the thing is just full of bad parts?
Is this a good question?