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Christopher Kinsman
MDD G4 FW800 Died - Fix it or Replace it?
on Jul 3, 2008 at 7:37:28 pm

I've been using my MDD FW800 system for 3 years with rock solid performance. OS 10.4.? Recently it began to freeze after boot up. I could only force a restart with the power button (no force quits worked). After restart it would run fine the entire day. The next day the process started again. Finally, 1 day it just stopped rebooting and now the power button won't lite up/or turn on the system. If the power supply is out - that's about 300 to replace - and that doesn't address the lock up issue. Any thoughts on sources for power supply and then self tests I can run once it fires up? Many thanks! Chris K.



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Paul Dickin
Re: MDD G4 FW800 Died - Fix it or Replace it?
on Jul 4, 2008 at 2:29:36 pm

Hi
The previous FW400/OS9 G4 MDD Macs were subject to a general power supply replacement period - when Apple shipped out new 380W ones to replace the noisy 400W one supplied with the Macs when new. I still have two on my shelf, but unfortunately I'm half a world away from you...

But they come up on eBay very frequently.



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christopher kinsman
Re: MDD G4 FW800 Died - Fix it or Replace it?
on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:43:59 am

Thanks Paul, I'll keep looking. I have found a place called galaxyhp in the pacific northwest that fixes them for 160 us. I'll keep looking on the net as well! Many thanks! Kind Regards, Chris K.



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