Where is my mind?

Chris Devers cdevers at pobox.com
Mon Jul 2 17:56:32 BST 2007

On Mon, 2 Jul 2007, john_oshea at wordbank.com wrote:

> Andy Armstrong wrote:
> > Trusty PowerBook doesn't want to play any more. It attempts to power 
> > up (spins disk, resets DVD drive) and then gives up after about 15 
> > seconds.
> If it's 15 seconds, you *could* try holding down Command-V to see if 
> any of the verbose boot messages (a) appear, and (b) give any clue as 
> to what's up. If you get something appearing, then trying a 'target 
> mode' boot off another mac / external HD is worth a shot.

It isn't making it as far as accessing the hard drive, just sending 
electricity to it. 

This is for Intel Macs, but substutute "bootX" for "boot EFI" and it's 
mostly the same idea:


And this claims to be for 10.3.9 and earlier, but it's mostly sill 
relevant to 10.4 as well:


Between these symptoms and the bad USB, it's a failed logic board. 
Software fixes aren't likely to do it here. 

Chris Devers

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