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Jun 25, 2008, 10:29 AM
i'm having problems trying to get my buddies iBook to load up. when you turn it on it just flashes a small folder in the middle with the finder symbol and then a question mark flashes shortly after. when i insert a cd to load off of, all it does is show the busy symbol like it is trying to load. i don't have is disk so i am trying to use my leopard disk. anyone have any suggestions?

Jun 25, 2008, 10:30 AM
The folder with a question mark means it can't find your OS, which is most likely due to a dead HD.

Jun 25, 2008, 10:47 AM
eff that can't be good. oh well thanks for the info.

Jun 25, 2008, 10:47 AM
Try booting in target mode with your Mac attached (your Mac acting as the HDD for his system), if it boots normally then you know it is the HDD.

Jun 25, 2008, 10:55 AM
well i don't have my comp here at work with me, but i'll try then later. thanks.