Powerbook G4 Failure- Hard Drive?

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in Genius Bar edited April 2014
Two days ago my 12" PB G4 867 froze and then took roughly 15 minutes to reboot. Upon reboot, and from there on out, it made a pretty awful and awfully clunky whirring sound. I immediately backed up my very most important files and then went out of town for a day. Today, I cannot boot OSX at all. I tried to boot with command+t to recover the rest of my files. I also tried to run fsck. Repeated attempts at each have yielded nothing but a classic folder icon with an alternating, flashing "Finder" icon and a question mark. The noise seems to originate from the front left of the computer, under my left palm when I type. I assume my hard drive has died. If this is the case, is there any way I can recover the rest of my files without sending it to a data recovery specialist? Finally, could this be anything other than my hard drive?



Thanks.

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    sdw2001sdw2001 Posts: 17,421member
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    Originally Posted by 12pbg4


    Two days ago my 12" PB G4 867 froze and then took roughly 15 minutes to reboot. Upon reboot, and from there on out, it made a pretty awful and awfully clunky whirring sound. I immediately backed up my very most important files and then went out of town for a day. Today, I cannot boot OSX at all. I tried to boot with command+t to recover the rest of my files. I also tried to run fsck. Repeated attempts at each have yielded nothing but a classic folder icon with an alternating, flashing "Finder" icon and a question mark. The noise seems to originate from the front left of the computer, under my left palm when I type. I assume my hard drive has died. If this is the case, is there any way I can recover the rest of my files without sending it to a data recovery specialist? Finally, could this be anything other than my hard drive?



    Thanks.



    I would almost guarantee it's the drive. You backed up your stuff? That's good. You need to replace the drive. That's my advice.
  • Reply 2 of 2

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