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Start G4 without the keyboard?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/07/11 - futurephonic

I have recently gotten my first Mac, a dual 450 G4. It will only startup from either the button on the keyboard, or from the Apple display button. I now have it hooked up to a non-Apple display, and would like to use an Apple Pro keyboard. It came with one of the really small Apple keyboards.

PROBLEM: Without the Apple monitor and small keyboaord, it won't turn on. Any way around this? Am I stuck with this small keyboard to turn the thing on?

Message #2 - Posted 2005/07/12 - Garner Miller

Previously, futurephonic wrote:

I have recently gotten my first Mac, a dual 450 G4. It will only startup from either the button on the keyboard, or from the Apple display button...

What about the power button on the machine itself? Unless I'm going braindead, I believe it's right below the speaker grille in the front.

Does that work?

Garner R. Miller
Clifton Park, NY =USA=

Message #3 - Posted 2005/07/12 - Henry

Garner Miller wrote:

futurephonic wrote:

I have recently gotten my first Mac, a dual 450 G4. It will only startup from either the button on the keyboard, or from the Apple display button...

What about the power button on the machine itself? Unless I'm going braindead, I believe it's right below the speaker grille in the front.

Does that work?

Some early models of the G4 DP 450 (Summer 2000) had a Known Problem with the circuit card for that power button failing. Perhaps the OP has one such that was never fixed under warranty?

cheers,

Henry

Message #4 - Posted 2005/07/12 - Henry

futurephonic wrote:

I have recently gotten my first Mac, a dual 450 G4. It will only startup from either the button on the keyboard, or from the Apple display button. I now have it hooked up to a non-Apple display, and would like to use an Apple Pro keyboard. It came with one of the really small Apple keyboards.

PROBLEM: Without the Apple monitor and small keyboaord, it won't turn on. Any way around this? Am I stuck with this small keyboard to turn the thing on?

You mean, you don't leave it on all the time?

cheers,

Henry

Message #5 - Posted 2005/07/12 - daystartech

Sometimes the ribbon cable connecting the front panel to the logic board comes loose. Try opening the case. The Ribbon cable is the smal cable in the upper left. Try removng and reinserting. If it doesn't fix it, then it is most likely the switch PCB itself. You can contact http://PowerMacService.com for replacement/parrts.

Message #6 - Posted 2005/07/12 - futurephonic

No, the power button on the case will not turn on the machine. I know it sounds crazy. I have two identical G4s that I just got and this the the case with both of them. The power button is lit up, just doesn't do anything.

I'll look into a replacement.

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