Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-07 Thread diane
Charles - I thought Chronosync was supposed to as well Jörg - nah, but I figured it didn't hurt since I had it open Glen - I couldn't get the drive open even using the mouse to trigger it! Now that it's running I'll have to try that again. I did try it from one of the other boot drives with no

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-06 Thread Glen McKnight
On 6 Mar 2018, at 08:26, Jörg Duurkoop wrote: > > > Op vrijdag 23 februari 2018 16:28:25 UTC+1 schreef Diane: > I have a 2003 G4 1.42DP (FW800) > With the exception of a couple of hard drive replacements and a power supply > back in 2011, it's been bomb proof. > The other day though, it

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-06 Thread Jörg Duurkoop
Op vrijdag 23 februari 2018 16:28:25 UTC+1 schreef Diane: > > I have a 2003 G4 1.42DP (FW800) > > With the exception of a couple of hard drive replacements and a power > supply back in 2011, it's been bomb proof. > > The other day though, it started to shutdown on boot (it had been running >

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-05 Thread diane
The boot drive definitely has issues. I was able to get the few files I actively use off, and at this point I am running off the original (!) 120gb internal drive and a thumb drive for my data. I was still having boot issues though when I had both 500gb drives plugged in. I had bought an SATA

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-04 Thread Clark Martin
If the OP wants to confirm this, disconnect the HDD, power and data and boot. It SHOULD come up with the “I want a disk” screen. If it shuts down, it certainly isn’t the HDD. A lot of simple debugging can be done by disconnecting things. Minimum for a test is video, power and one bank of

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-04 Thread Bruce Johnson
> On Feb 24, 2018, at 3:44 PM, Mac User #330250 wrote: > >> >> Even if the HDD was toast, the Mac would not shutdown: it would say "I can't >> find any boot disk" - or something like that. >> And if the HDD was corrupted, the Mac would show the folder icon with a >>

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-03-04 Thread Mac User #330250
On 2018-02-24 22:33 Valter Prahlad wrote: > The OP problem is definitely NOT an HDD failure. > > Even if the HDD was toast, the Mac would not shutdown: it would say "I can't > find any boot disk" - or something like that. > And if the HDD was corrupted, the Mac would show the folder icon with a >

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-26 Thread diane
It actually took awhile to reboot it, as my Panther drive fell off the machine too. I had to run out and buy a mouse to make things easier to work with. I had forgotten that in 2013 I added an SATA card to the machine along with 2 new drives. I unplugged and reseated everything this morning. I

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-26 Thread Bruce Johnson
> On Feb 25, 2018, at 1:39 PM, diane wrote: > > ps - I have a new battery on order as well > > On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM, diane wrote: > Thanks for all the suggestions! I am stuck on a couple of things as I can't > get the BT mouse to work

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-25 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 25/02/18 21:32, "diane" ha scritto: > CLOCK RESET! PMU WAS PROBABLY RESET SOMEHOW!! I think this could mean the battery is dead. You could check this again with the new battery installed. > disk2s3, major 14, minor 23 > disk2s3: I/O error > disk2s3: I/O error These should mean problems

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-25 Thread diane
ps - I have a new battery on order as well On Sun, Feb 25, 2018 at 3:32 PM, diane wrote: > Thanks for all the suggestions! I am stuck on a couple of things as I > can't get the BT mouse to work with it at the moment and won't have a USB > mouse until tonight. > > I was able

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-25 Thread diane
Thanks for all the suggestions! I am stuck on a couple of things as I can't get the BT mouse to work with it at the moment and won't have a USB mouse until tonight. I was able to boot it off my external Panther drive. If I could navigate more items via keyboard I'd be better off. It's indexing at

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-24 Thread Neil Hughes
I've got a 2014 Mac mini that on 2 separate occasions corrupted its hard drive so successfully that OSX (I think it was El Capitan) would start booting and then after about 20-30 seconds just shutdown. Not much fun but on the positive side...it wasn't the PSU. -- Neil On 24/02/2018 18:22,

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-24 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 24/02/18 19:22, "Mac User #330250" ha scritto: > it could > be a faulty HDD so that some files got corrupted and thus the boot > eventually fails. The OP problem is definitely NOT an HDD failure. Even if the HDD was toast, the Mac would not shutdown: it would say "I can't find any

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-24 Thread Mac User #330250
On 2018-02-21 22:20 diane wrote: > I have a 2003 G4 1.42DP (FW800) Good machine! > The other day though, it started to shutdown on boot (it had been running for > weeks prior to this). I googled and found many references to this but mostly > with a display with a proximity sensor, which I do

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-23 Thread Bruce Johnson
On Feb 21, 2018, at 2:20 PM, diane > wrote: I have a 2003 G4 1.42DP (FW800) With the exception of a couple of hard drive replacements and a power supply back in 2011, it's been bomb proof. The other day though, it started to shutdown on boot

Re: G4 won't finish booting

2018-02-23 Thread Valter Prahlad
Il giorno 21/02/18 22:20, "diane" ha scritto: > Any thoughts? It just spins on the grey screen for a couple of minutes and > then shuts down. It's puzzling. If it was an hardware problem (e.g. a faulty memory chip), it should give a warning, like some beeps or power light flashing. It could be