PowerPC :: Change The Hard Drive - When Turn On The System Nothing Comes On The Screen?

Mar 22, 2009

we changed the hard drive in my friends G3 800 but now when you turn it on nothing comes up on the screen. It will act like it starting up, read the cd a little than sit idle.

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PowerPC :: Using CUBE... How Do You Change The Hard Drive

Nov 25, 2006

I just recieved the G4 Cube from Flyinace2000, MR member of vast integrity and great packing skills.

I want to try to put a new hard drive in it before I boot it up to see if that will help things.

Where would I find a photo guide for Cubes and switching the HD?

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PowerPC :: Change Rev A G5 Imac Hard Drive?

Jan 30, 2007

I want to replace the hard drive of a rev A g5 imac and I see that currently it has a sata 1.5gb/s hard drive. Could I get away with getting a 3.0gb/s or is it incompatible? Specifically this one:[URL]

PS- I'm trying to find an enclosure that is firewire but will allow me to hook up the sata drive i take out. Do they really exist? I'm having the most difficult time.

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PowerPC :: G4 Hard Drive Options In A System?

Mar 22, 2010

my aunt recently bought a Macbook because her 9 year old iMac g4's hard drive finally wore out. She is now giving it to me, which i plan to fix. The only problem is that she threw out the restore discs thinking she was just going to recycle the computer. I searched ebay and couldn't find any restore discs for iMac g4 for sale. There are powermac g4 discs, but I doubt that will work the same. So here is my problem. Do I wait for a set of restore discs to surface on ebay, or are there other means of restoring it.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Full - System Not Starting Up

Sep 8, 2007

Did a quick search and couldn't find anything. My HD in my powerbook and full and I can't seem to start up my powerbook because the hard drive is so full. Does anyone know a way to get the computer started up so I can free up some space in my hard drive? I also have an external HD if that is of any help.

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PowerPC :: Zero-out Data Failed On System, Now Hard Drive Not Showing Up?

Apr 9, 2009

I was zeroing out the data on my 12" PowerBook before I installed Leopard and it failed. Now my hard drive isn't showing up. What should I do?

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PowerPC :: Ripped Old Ibook Lcd (salvaged Hard Drive And Lcd Screen)

Dec 24, 2006

i just ripped my old ibook up, salvaged a harddrive and my lcd screen. I have no idea if the lcd is anygood still, but i was wondering if there was any way I could connect things to it. I only has 2 cords left, i ripped out what i think was the airport and the microphone. The 2 that are left seem to be for power and video.

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Makes Chirping Sounds When Changing Screen Saver?

Jan 13, 2009

I recently purchased a new (to me) iBook Clamshell off eBay running Os 9.1. This is my first Mac, It has a 6 gig HD and the HD seems like its spinning really loud and it makes chirping sounds whenever I change the screen saver

Does this Mean the HD is failing? Should I get a new HD

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Not Working / Logic Board Unable To Communicate With Hard Drive

Sep 9, 2009

My PowerBook G4 (Alum) died. I've had it for 4 years, taken it with me to Alaska and all over the lower 48, and have had nothing but happy experiences. I knew she was gonna go, but I was hoping she'd hold on until I could afford a MacBook. Alas, no. The problem appears to be the ability of the logic board to communicate with the hard drive. I can hear the HD spin, but even with Disk Warrior, I cannot locate it. The Mac Geniuses at my local Apple store confirmed this and gave me a shoulder to cry on. I've run Disk Warrior, Disk Utility, and tried finding it using the target disk mode - no luck.

The problem is that I've got 4 years of teaching materials, 6000 songs, and irreplaceable pictures on the HD, so I can't bring myself to just trash it. It's true that you only fail to back up you stuff once. This is my once. I've heard that with PC hard drives, you can just drop the old HD into a USB HD box and use it as an external HD. I can't afford professional data retrevial, and I want to give this option a try if it'll work with a Mac HD. Any ideas or suggestions?

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PowerPC :: Hard Drive Making Weird Noises / Failing Hard Drive Or Something Else?

Nov 22, 2006

My PM G5's Hard Drive has been making wierd noises lately and I'm really beginning to worry that it's failing. How can I be sure?

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PowerPC :: IBook Won't Turn On - Gray Screen

Jul 17, 2007

Basically, the iBook G4 (last revision) will not turn on. What is happening I press the power button, the iBook chimes, HDD makes its regular "computer was just turned on" noises and then the computer sits at the Grey Screen and the little swirly loading thing comes up and nothing else happens. What happened before the issue I was browsing the web last night and before turning it off for the night I ran MainMenu's batch tasks. I have been using MainMenu for several months with zero issues up till now. My sister said she needed to use my computer for a few minutes so I turned it back on. It sat at the Grey Screen for 15 minutes so I force shut down and tried again. After another 15 minutes I went to bed (it was getting late) and left it to see what happened over night. Somewhere in my 8 hours of sleep the computer gave up and turned itself off. I have not heard any tell-tale signs of an HDD failure - no clicking, buzzing or scratchy noises. Possible Culprits UNO - has been installed for over a month but it does have access to system files so I'm not clearing its name. MainMenu - Been using for a while but it was the last thing I did before the problem arose. What I've done to fix it - Reset the PMU by pressing Shift + Option + Control + Power Button - Boot off restore disk and repaired the disk in Disk Utility. The volume bit map and volume information needed repair. is the poor sucker dead?

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PowerPC :: Whenever Turn It On All Get Is A Blank Grey Screen And Nothing Else?

Nov 1, 2007

So my quicksilver has been working great up until this afternoon. i had to restart and now whenever i turn it on all i get is a blank grey screen and nothing else. i dont hear a startup chime or anything.

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IMac Intel :: Unable To Turn On System / No Fans Start Up And The Screen Does Nothing

Jan 25, 2007

My parents recently bought an iMac. Yesterday my mom was playing a game when the computer froze. Neither force quit or holding the power button was doing anything so in her frustration she unplugged the system. Today, after plugging in the system again, it won't turn on.

I press the power button on the side of the wireless keyboard and the green light on the keyboard turns on for about 3 sec and then starts flashing. No fans start up and the screen does nothing.

iMac and Macbook Pro
Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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OS X :: Hard Drive Not Recognized By System - Hard Drive Not Formatted

Jul 20, 2009

I've just got a new external HD, but it's not being recognised by Mac OS X (10.5.7). I assumed it was because it was in a Windows format, so booted Windows, but it then turned out it wasn't formatted at all. What is the easiest way to make this an HFS+ (the Mac OS extended format), and how do I do it as I can't see it anywhere on the Mac (including Disk Utility)?

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OS X :: Ext Hard Drive Wont Turn Off?

Feb 17, 2009

I have my Pismo G3 HD cloned to a Iomega Mini Max Ext;HD for back up. I leave it permantly plugged in because I use a partition for my iTunes lib and iPhoto Lib.When I "wake" the G3 the Mini max comes on automatically and when I put the G3 to sleep it turns off ( Blue Line, light). NormalBooting from the cloned ext.HD everything seems to work a litttle faster. (More space I suppose) But when I put the G3 to "sleep" the ( Blue line, light) does'nt turn off... but "Noise wise" it seems to be off.If I turn the ordi OFF then the light goes out.... Is this normal ? and if not, how can I change my set up to fix it ?

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IMac :: Turn Off The Hard Drive Fan In The New 27?

Jun 29, 2010

How would i turn off the hard drive fan in the new 27 imac, i put the ssd in and the hard drive fan is loud ! i dont think i need it, how would i turn it off? Preferably not by a software, would disconnecting the hard drive fan temp sensor wire disable the fan? If not could i disconnect the fan? If so where is the fan? and the wire that connects it? also i do not care if it is not 'safe'.

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PowerPC :: IMac G5 Won't Turn On Beyond First Screen With Cranted Wheel Just Spinning On?

Sep 6, 2007

After having inserted a dvd borrowed from the library which my Imac had a really tough time reading, I turned off my Imac as usual. Since then when I turn my mac on the fan starts roaring and i don't get beyond the first white screen with the sort of clocked wheel just going round and round. I don't have a clue to what to do.

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OS X :: How Do I Change Screen Resolution In A System

Jun 11, 2009

I installed Snow Leopard. Everything went well but I had one problem. I used DVI-HDMI cable to connect my Monitor. My monitor resolution is 1920x1200, and it doesn't have a DVI port. Only VGA and HDMI. Everything worked fine with Leopard, and I can see the 1920x1200 option listed in the System Prefs. But in SL, this option disappeared, instead they added 480p,720p,1080i, and 1080p.

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PowerPC :: Make Second Hard Drive As New Primary Hard Drive?

Apr 19, 2010

i just installed a new 2nd, (750 gb) hard drive into my g5 because my first 250gb is nearly full. I'm trying to launch logic but the file is way to big. It wont let me install this program from my new, second hard drive because the message i get is that it supposed to launch from the primary or running hard drive. Can anyone tell me how i can make my second hard drive my new primary hard drive? I got the .dmg for my leapord osx. but not the originals anymore. can anybody help me with this. i'm pretty sure it's simple, i just don't know how to do this.

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PowerPC :: Change Ibook Hard Disk

Sep 19, 2008

I am changin my iBook G4s hard drive. I am referring to a well written guide published on [URL]. But I am stuck on a step. For removing the front panel, there is screw hidden under a magnet. Somehow I can not remove that magnet. I have tried using L end keys, screw drivers, nose pliers and even a powerful magnet. This disk would not come out!

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MacBook Pro :: Turn My Old Hard Drive From MBP A1150 Into An External?

Jun 28, 2012

It recently died on me.And after doing some googling I found its a $800 fix...I am currently using a newer macbook pro and wanted to get my old files off of the A1150.A1150- Would not power on, would attempt to...but then the light at the front of it would flicker and then the unit would completely cut off.

It was not the power supply. I know this.

Either way, I need all my old files back off of it...and I've taken it apart and the hard drive doesnt seem to be compadible with the USB 2.0 IDE or SATA Drive Adapter I purchased...

Info:MacBookPro, iOS 5.1.1

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PowerPC :: How To Change Hard Disc Jumper Settings

May 29, 2008

A technician tested my optical drive and found it was set to Master. My readings indicate if the optical drive is to be set to Master , then the Hard disk needs to be set to slave. Changing the optical to slave seems very difficult, so, How do I set the hDD jumpers to slave instead. I presume they exist? I need a link and instructions as to how to perform this on my powerbook G4 1.67ghz.

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OS X :: CD Drive Wake The Screen, Turn The Led On But Does Not Show Anything?

Jun 27, 2009

i have had my macbook go to sleep an not fully wake up, the keyboard, cd drive wake an the screen would just turn the LED on, it brights up but does not show anything.i do NOT think its hardware, i believe the os is just not turining on the screen or speakers. it has done this 2 times an had to hardboot. before i hardboot it, i let it sit for a few minutes to see if it would wake up fully , an tried to close the lid again. also is there a short cut to restart or put it back to sleep so i dont have to hard boot. i dont expect to have this happen again , but if it does a key would be nice

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MacBook Pro :: Hard Drive Space Disappearing - Turn Off Time Machine?

Apr 18, 2012

When I send files to trash the disc space is not freed up.I've looked on the forums and some people have had success with turning off time machine.I didn't set time machine up because I back up to a portable hard drive only the space is disappearing on that too!

MacBook Pro

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Turn Off Disable Internal Hard Drive On Macbook Pro?

Jul 5, 2012

i want to turn off  disable my internal hard drive. 

1.) macbook pro  1.83ghz

2.) OSX 10.6 

i know how to remove the drive physically, that is not my question. the drive makes too much noise while i am recording in imovie.  i am sure there must be a simple command line in the terminal 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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Mac Pro :: System Shutsdown Randomly / Change Boot Drive?

Mar 26, 2008

I just received my 3rd replacement mac pro, the second one (same spec, apple replaced it for me) is here too. I'm trying to get the 'new' one up and running. They are both identical spec - stock Octo 2.8, with 8800GT, 500GB HD, and Airport.

Anyway, I bought a 750gb Samsung F1 on the 'old' mac pro and installed my OS and all my audio software and plugins on there. The 500GB drive holds only the audio data (no OS). Is it OK to just remove one boot drive from the 'old' mac pro, and put it in the new one? The are both the same spec machines...

The reason i ask is because i am getting very scary and random SHUTDOWNS on the new mac pro, all of a sudden - it will turn off, then briefly (for half a second) the fans will spin again, then it will die. It is as if something is tripping the power off, or messing with it at least. It's done it several times now. The first time i was doing a time machine backup, came back to the computer an hour later, and it was off completely. It wouldn't start for a while, then all of a sudden, it did on its own, a couple of seconds after i tried pressing the switch.

I tried to run the apple diagnostic test, and shut down after a minute or so. So i took out the stock 500GB hard drive (only the 750GB left in it now) and i'm running it again. We'll see what the results are. But anyway, has anyone done this? It should be ok to take the drive out and put it back in, right?

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OS X :: How To Change Name Of Hard Drive

May 23, 2009

i just upgraded by hard drive and cloned it with super duper.

my hard drive name when in os x, appears as default Macinstosh HD, however when i startup and hold option to select Mac or windows. the name is what i named the cloned image (which is 'mac clone'), was wondering if there's a way to change this? not really a big deal if not, just being OCD.

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OS X :: Change Out Hard Drive

Nov 6, 2009

I was wondering if after replacing my current hard drive with a new 7200rpm hard drive and a clean install of snow leopard in my macbook--would I be able access the old hard drive as a back up to retrieve my data-- putting it in one of those usb cases--and plugging it in as a secondary drive. I used to be able to do this in windows...

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PowerPC :: Hard To Place IMac G4's Hard Drive?

Apr 6, 2008

I have an iMac G4 with a failed HD. I know this because it boots from my external drive. Does anyone know where I can find the Hard drive part # and a take-apart guide?

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PowerPC :: Hinge Broken On IBook, Got To Change The Screen?

Oct 28, 2005

My wife accidentaly dropped our ibook with the screen open. It landed on the corner of the screen, and the right hinge cracked a bit.It still close, but not perfect. It also seems that the hinge get worse every time I open and close it, so I left it open.happened a couople of weeks ago, and the machine it self runs perfect (or so it seems, no trouble since)I took it to my local Apple center and they said the hinge is a part of the screen, so to fix it they?ll have to change the screen. This is very expensive, especially due to the fact that it still works perfectly.The guy added that they MIGHT be able to improvise and just glue (or whatever) the hinge What do youthink are the chances that they can fix it without changing the screen?

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