G4 PowerBook won't start up properlyI've had my 15" G4 PowerBook for around 5 or 6 years, and it's had a few problems, but now it is no longer starting up proper...
Answer to: G4 PowerBook won't start up properlyOk thanks for your time and all the info. It's not my sole computer and I do have most stuff backed up so I'll probably give Data Rescue 3 a try in the new year when I have more time, but otherwise I'll probably look at getting a new machine. Thanks again for your help - really appreciate it!
Answer to: G4 PowerBook won't start up properlyThanks very much for your replies, kind of confirmed what I had suspected about the hard drive having some pretty fatal problems. As for booting it from another computer via firewire - I have no idea how I would go about this. I don't have another mac, only a PC, so would that still be possible? If you could point me in the direction of an 'idiots' guide to this process that would be much appreciated.. Also, if the HD on the PowerBook is no longer mounting.. is any kind of data retrieval possible? Thanks again!