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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:29 AM   #1
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iBook not starting up

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?
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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The folder with a question mark means it can't find your OS, which is most likely due to a dead HD.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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eff that can't be good. oh well thanks for the info.
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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.
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Old Jun 25, 2008, 10:55 AM   #5
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well i don't have my comp here at work with me, but i'll try then later. thanks.
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