View Full Version : iBook crashed, strange error message

Oct 20, 2006, 10:03 PM
My friend was using her iBook when suddenly the screen went black and the following error flashes in the upper left corner of the screen in command line fashion:

dyld: Symbol not found: dyld_lazy_symbol_binding_entry_point
Referenced from: /usr/lib/libncurses.5.4.dylib
Expected in: /usr/lib/libncurses.5.4.dylib

Anybody have any idea what this is? It's a 500Mhz iBook G3 running OSX 10.4.7 (I believe). Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

mad jew
Oct 21, 2006, 12:31 AM
What apps were she running right before this occurred and what third party hardware was connected? :)

Oct 21, 2006, 01:15 AM
As far as I know she was uploading photos to iPhoto from her Kodak digital camera.

mad jew
Oct 21, 2006, 02:06 AM
Weird. So is it working normally now? If she still has that screen, does it change when she unplugs the camera? :)

Oct 21, 2006, 02:39 AM
No, it's still that way. She unplugged the camera and I restarted the computer a few times, but after the initial grey screen with the apple logo that black screen comes up.

mad jew
Oct 21, 2006, 02:45 AM
Okay, that's bizarre. Get her to reset the PRAM (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238) and if that doesn't help, then boot from the OSX discs and try repairing the hard drive. I imagine an Archive & Install (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=107120) would help, but hopefully we can fix it more easily. :)

Oct 21, 2006, 02:57 AM
Yeah, I've never seen anything like it before either. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll give them a try when I see her tomorrow.