Hi, it's been a really long time since I posted here - spent 6 years living in a small space with no room for ludicrous hacking projects. Thus no need to bother decent folk with stupid questions.
I now live in a much larger space which has lead to me pulling my G4 Colour Classic out of storage to get up and running again and put to work. Time hasn't been kind to it though, physically it's all still there but the internal hardware has obviously now had enough. Originally it was a B&W G3 upgraded with a sonnet G4 Zif, ATX PSU and Touch screen LCD.
After weeks of kernel panics, freezes and all kinds of bizarre behaviour (plus it was REALLY noisy), I gave in and decided to buy a cheap G4 and go to work on that - seeing as the similarities in mobo size/PSU would make this hack one that I could (seemingly) accomplish with not too much hassle.
So far I've taken the whole G4 apart, and tested out how the various components will fit in the CC case.
However, I'm now faced with a weird problem.
I cannot get the G4 to boot up. It will power up but there's no start up chime, and I can't reset the PRAM. I've tried two HDD's both with 10.4.11 installs…
All the wires/components are back in place (albeit scattered across my floor) and the graphics card is seated correctly, as is the memory.
It couldn't be that the G4 internals need the case for some sort of grounding maybe? I've had a G3 233 & G3 B&W taken apart in this manner before with no need for shielding or grounding.
Has anyone ever taken one of these apart and transplanted the guts into some other case?
Or am I just being a complete idiot?
Thanks in advance.