iBook stuck at start up screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macmadant, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 4, 2005
    #1
    hey,
    Today i powered up my iBook G4, after a long time of waiting for the blue bar on the start up screen to reach the end, it became stuck once it had reached the end, i left it for a hour or so on this screen, and it hasn't got past it, i did a hardware test, and everything is fine, although it took about 8 minutes to complete the 'memory' test, so i'm thinking it could be a RAM problem ?, what do you guys think ?

    EDIT: Just used disk utility and apparently there is a problem with the disk, that it can't fix, so i'm gonna have to reinstall OSX
     
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    mad jew

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    Apr 3, 2004
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #2
    Woah woah woah. If Disk Utility can't repair the drive then it can be a pretty good warning that the drive is on the way out and shouldn't be relied upon for anything worthwhile. Either buy a new drive or keep everything very well backed up 'cause this thing's probably on its last legs. :(
     

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