I think it is the power supply of the G4 that has been dying. I found an identical machine for $270 and bought it. It won’t arrive here before the end of next week and then I’ll have to move the hard drives and the RAM over from the old Old machine to the new Old machine. Hopefully it will work out and I can keep working. When the album is finished I will have the peace of mind to update my system and method.
Oh, and the odd iMac keyboard with a power button that was said to turn the G4 on… didn’t work.