iBook Dead?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by samb, Jan 27, 2006.

  1. samb macrumors newbie

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    My iBook froze so i force quitted it. When I restarted, a grey screen appeared with the finder icon and question mark flashing. I tried holding down option when restarting to try and find a disk to start from, but it gave me nothing.

    is it screwed?
     
  2. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    Can it boot to CD? Have you tried running the disk utility from the install cd? Could help.

    If nothing else, I'd say give it a few more tries. Otherwise, might be screwed. Mine has done something like this before but it found the OS after a few restarts. Now it restarts just fine, though it always shows that icon for a few seconds upon startup.
     
  3. samb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried the osx cd tonight, and a red cross comes up in the middle of the screen, so i'm guessing thats a bad thing!!

    don't think it's gonna come back, will try a couple more restarts though!!
     
  4. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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  5. fitinferno macrumors 6502

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    That definitely doesn't sound good. It should be at least booting the CD if nothing else. Definitely try the other suggestion, but maybe it's just a bad hd? Do you happen to have an Apple Store near you so you could take it to them?
     
  6. samb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    tried resetting pram etc, nothing happened. does this mean I have lost everything on my hard drive or will people at apple be able to recover things?
     

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