iBook problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jkaz, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    i've been using my ibook(g3 600) as a hub for a scanner and color inkjet printer.

    it's acting up now.

    i walked into it's room and heard it clicking, kinda like a clock.

    i hard shutdown, turned it on, it started clicking again the same way and then boots into a grey screen (clicking quits) and at the middle of the screen is a folder with question mark flashing intermittantly with a half face/half face finder logo.

    anyone got some help for me?

    thanks :()
     
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    whocares

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    Sounds like your harddrive has just crapped out on you. Sorry.

    Run the Hardware Test CD or boot up with your OS X CDs and run Disk Utilities to check your HDD.


    (FYI, the question mark/happy face thingy means no system disk found)
     
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    neonart

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    #3
    Sounds like you HD flew south.

    If you're interested I have 2 for sale, a 15GB and a 20GB.

    :)
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #4
    thank you for the response.

    the noise is coming from the left side too, if that matters..

    if it is indeed the hard drive, was i potentially doing anything to decrease it's life?

    what are common causes of hard drive crash?

    could i hook up and boot off a firewire drive?

    does any of this mean my laptop as a whole is in trouble?

    thanks :()
     
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    Quartz Extreme

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    #5
    Yes, you can boot off of a FireWire Drive.

    No, the laptop as a whole is most likely alright.
     
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    stridey

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    Yup, it's the HD.
     

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