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I have an old i book g-4 The hard drive is pretty new I went

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I have an old i book g-4 The hard drive is pretty new I went to turn it on and it won't boot up I plugged it in thinking the battery was dead but it still won't turn on
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Does it make the startup chime or make any indication it is on?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, it does not do anything
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Do you have another charger you can try?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No, I don't
Do you think that could be the issue?
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
It is hard to say , it could be that or the battery or something more serious if you can’t even start it up not much more I can tell you. If you know someone else with the same model charger you can try that first but you will probably need hands on diagnosis.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
It turned on for a minute and then just went off again..yjr charger went green and then orange
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
OK try this then:

Try resetting the PRAM.

1. Shut down the computer.
2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need them in step 4.
3. Turn on the computer.
4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.
5. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts.
6. Release the keys.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
ok so now it is on
Expert:  Mike replied 5 years ago.
Maybe that fixed it only time will tell, let me know. you shoud do this:

open Macintosh HD (your hard drive on the desktop usually), then go to Applications folder inside that is another folder called Utilities inside that is an application called Disk Utility. Double click on that and when it opens you will see your hard drive (usually Macintosh HD) on the left. Highlight your hard drive and click on Verify Disk on the far right. If that is OK click on Repair Permissions on the left. If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair. If Repair is successful then Repair Permissions if it is not successful let me know.
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