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Old Jan 4, 2010, 02:51 PM   #1
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iBook not loading

A friend of mine has given me her iBook G4 in the hopes that I could get it up and running. When we try to start it up, we get a little world icon blinking at us. And then it turns into a folder with a picture of the OS (blue face) and a question mark flashing back and forth. Nothing else.

I did look this up, but didn't see something that matched with it exactly.
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 02:56 PM   #2
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 03:58 PM   #3
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Thank you for the quick reply. I've tried what it says, and am thinking I might need different discs. I'll try again later, but all I got was a screen of code.
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Old Jan 12, 2010, 02:44 AM   #4
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Brilliant!

Hi there,
I had exactly this problem, except that if I left the computer running for about 15 minutes, it eventually started up. Anyway, The link above provided the right info, so thanks to all concerned.
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Old Sep 27, 2010, 10:09 AM   #5
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sory but what u probably have there is a failed HD or more then likly a blown lodic board
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