iBook G4 will not reboot disk0s9: I/0 error

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Reeveys, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I am a very new to the forum so please forgive me if I am going about this the wrong way. :D

    I have an iBook G4 purchased in 2004 and I am running Panther OSX 10.3.9. I am not sure about the other details of my iBook as I cannot access the information from the screen.

    It froze up and I could not force quit so I just powered down using the power button. It was slow to reboot.

    So far, I have performed the single user boot 'command S' and typed in fsck -fy returning the following results:

    'Volume Bit Map needs minor repair'
    Checking volume information
    Invalid volume free block count
    (it should be 11310907 instead of 11310905)
    disk0s9: I/0 error
    **Repairing volume.
    disk0s9: I/O timeout.

    Does anyone know what this all means or does anyone have any suggestions that might be helpful in diagnosing and resolving the problem? :confused:

  2. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    I took in my computer to Apple Store and they say my hard drive bit the dust. Thought I would update to let anyone else that is having this problem know what the diagnosis was.
  3. macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2009
    After around five years HDD's just die, thats normal.

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