ibook G4 start up failer

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by leeming, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    When i turn on my ibook the grey screen appears with apple logo and the circle thing below it. After about 5 seconds it turns itself off. It does this every time?

    Any advice would be great. thanks
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    California

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    #2
    Wow, what's an "iBook start up failer"?

    Sounds like a Microsoft spy bug for the mac.

    Just kidding, I know you meant to type out the word "failure", correct?

    Anyway, what kind of iBook is it? If you have the original install discs, now would be a good time to use them. How old is your book and what's on there?
     
  3. Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    That's called a preen, when fsck is running and attempting to make sure the file system is intact. If it's failing (and shutting off) that's not a good sign.

    As noted by the poster above, you should be booting off your installation CDs/DVDs and running Disk Utility to repair the drive.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your help.

    Its a 14" 1.3ghz G4 iBook. Its a refurb and about 6 months old. It has just came back from being fixed today!

    by running disk utility from the installation discs should that fix it?
     
  5. macrumors 601

    ITASOR

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    #5
    That means they probably messed something up and you should call Apple immediately and tell them how it was like when you got it back. This way they won't hold you accountable and you can tell them that they're the ones that broke it, not you.
     
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    yellow

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    That's the hope.. though no guarantees. It may require a more robust disk utility like Disk Warrior or Tech Tool Pro.
     

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