[olug] OT: Mac G4 woes

Dan Clough dclough at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 00:20:26 UTC 2007


Do you have the original restore CDs that came with the G4?  Those should have a hardware test utility on them. 

What kind of G4?  Laptop, desktop?  AGP, MDD, Quicksilver?

-----Original Message-----
From: "Dave Thacker" <dthacker9 at cox.net>
To: olug at olug.org
Sent: 12/23/2007 5:43 PM
Subject: [olug] OT: Mac G4 woes

My son's G4 will boot to the install CD, but will not recognize the IDE hard 
drive.  When I run system diagnostics I get no errors, but when I run 
hardware profiler, I don't see an IDE interface.  I think that's probably not 
a good thing:  Questions
1) Will the interface appear as IDE in System Diagnostics?
2) Is there a BIOS I can get into to check whether the IDE interface is 
2) If the IDE port is dead, can I put a SCSI card in?
3) Are there any diag iso's I can download to further pinpoint the trouble?

TIA.  Dave
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