iBook not starting up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zuplar, Jun 25, 2008.

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    Zuplar

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    i'm having problems trying to get my buddies iBook to load up. when you turn it on it just flashes a small folder in the middle with the finder symbol and then a question mark flashes shortly after. when i insert a cd to load off of, all it does is show the busy symbol like it is trying to load. i don't have is disk so i am trying to use my leopard disk. anyone have any suggestions?
     
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    jackiecanev2

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    #2
    The folder with a question mark means it can't find your OS, which is most likely due to a dead HD.
     
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    Zuplar

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    eff that can't be good. oh well thanks for the info.
     
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    cyclingplatypus

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    Try booting in target mode with your Mac attached (your Mac acting as the HDD for his system), if it boots normally then you know it is the HDD.
     
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    Zuplar

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    well i don't have my comp here at work with me, but i'll try then later. thanks.
     

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