iBook crashed, strange error message

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    Stampyhead

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    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.
     
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    mad jew

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    What apps were she running right before this occurred and what third party hardware was connected? :)
     
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    Stampyhead

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    As far as I know she was uploading photos to iPhoto from her Kodak digital camera.
     
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    mad jew

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

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    Okay, that's bizarre. Get her to reset the PRAM and if that doesn't help, then boot from the OSX discs and try repairing the hard drive. I imagine an Archive & Install would help, but hopefully we can fix it more easily. :)
     
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    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.
     

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