iBook not loading

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KCarey, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    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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    miles01110

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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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    SpinyNorman

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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.
    Brian:)
     
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    pintsizemacman

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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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