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Old Dec 20, 2009, 01:58 AM   #1
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iBook G4 blue screen assistance please

While I was on the internet with my iBook G4 the system froze for over 10 minutes so i did a hard shutdown of the system (held the power button) When I attempted to turn the computer back on, the start up chime played then showed the grey apple screen, attempted to start up then went to a blue screen and now stays that way.

I have attempted to change the PRAM and PMU to no avail, I also restarted in safe mode but all i got there was a different blue screen with no desktop icons.

Anyone have any idea of how I can get around this problem?
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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Me too!

Same thing happened to a friend's iBook G4. She's asked me for help. Also there's a DVD in the drive, that won't come out.
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Old Dec 21, 2009, 10:07 AM   #3
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Sounds like you both have the usual GPU solder cracking problem. Time for a new notebook or logic board. Or you can search around and find out how to resolder the cracking piece.
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