My power supply on my old G4 tower bombed and I am now trying to run FCP 3 on my MacBook Pro 15". Partially through the opening process of FCP 3 the program stops and does not complete the loading process. Does anyone know of if there is some reason FCP 3 would not run on my laptop using 10.6.8 ?
Yes. It isn't designed to run on the Intel processors. That was designed to run on PowerPC processors. The first version of FCP that worked on Intel processors was FCP 5.1. Any version prior to that won't work on Intel Macs.