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    my dad G4 keeps goin plop

    when hes using it it just restarts or shutsdown for no reason and since i no **** all bout macs thought u lot could prob help

    any ideas on where to start looking, my 1st instinct was heat but he keeps saying he's sure its not stubborn buga is my dad

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    What model G4 is it- Cube, greeny grey, quicksilver or mirrored drive bay?
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    ooo gawd i duno lol hold on ill find out (hope he's still awake)

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    ok well its the silver case if thats wat u mean? lol (not a single brain cell in my head knows ne thin bout macs)

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    powermac G4 - duno if thats any help

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    is it still under warranty? or are apple warranty's 12months?

    go to www.apple-history.com and see if you can find out which one it looks like

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    http://www.apple-history.com/frames/...odel=g4_mirror

    that one looks about right

    and yes still got warrenty he's gona send it off to be fixed if he cant

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    could be a faulty on off switch , does it press in and out or is it a touch sensitive one? i know the g4 cube's had faulty on off switches which meant they'd randomly turn themselves off.

    could be best getting it sorted under warranty, rather than risking invalidating your warranty

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    I like that www.apple-history.com site, very useful

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    I would not say that the cube had a faulty switch...it was just VERY sensitive and would pick up just about anything close as a request to shut off...as for this unit it could be a bad switch but more than likely it is a bad PSU and you should call into tech support at 1-800-275-2273 and have them look at it
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