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  1. SoarEyes macrumors member

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    question?...... My Ibook won’t boot. I think the system is f..ked and It won’t boot through the internal cd drive with a systemdisk. any tips :confused:

    please pretty please!
     
  2. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    I really am not being a smarty here, but is your battery charged? If so, remove the batter and boot off of just the Powersupply if that doesn't go, then I would say you have been the victim of a surge.
     
  3. SoarEyes thread starter macrumors member

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    yep it has juice but I’ll have a go without the battery
    thanks anyway
     
  4. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Hey, thanks for being cool on the response. Most people would have started flaming.
    :)
     
  5. Gus macrumors 65816

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    System?

    You don't mention what system or HD setup you have going. Have you tried to boot up holding down the option key? This will give you an option of booting from OS 9 or X. Maybe something just needs to be repaired in the sys folder in one of them.

    Do you get anything on the screen, or is it just blank? Any sounds or noises from the hard drive?

    Gus
     
  6. SoarEyes thread starter macrumors member

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    well... the system is 9.04 it’s the toilet seat model.
    when booting up with or wit option c or c it’s a black screen with a question mark. It doesn’t have x on it.
    Tried it without battery but no luck. Should I be able to connect
    through ethernet to another computer? No exotic sounds from hard drive or cd-rom drive

    aaaarrrrghhhh

    :confused:

    Is there any other way to by-pass the hard drive besides using the cd-rom drive?
     
  7. Backtothemac macrumors 601

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    Your system folder is toast. Zap the pram and see if that works. If not, then rebuild the desktop. Then, if all else fails, take it to Apple.
     
  8. SoarEyes thread starter macrumors member

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    tried all those. I quess taking it to apple is the only way to go.
    thanks alot though!

    :cool:
     
  9. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    how old is it?

    does it have FireWire, or is it one of the REALLY old ones? If it does, use TDM and another FW equipped comp to at least access your hard drive.
     
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  11. gopher macrumors 65816

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    Put your ear against the keyboard on the right side as you try to start up the machine. Can you hear the hard drive spin up?
     
  12. appleguy macrumors 6502

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    I won't recommend this but..

    A mate had something like this once.

    I had it sitting on a table after trying a few things (lid closed) and it got accidently knocked off fell about 3 feet and away she went have not had trouble since.

    Once again I would not recommend throwing it or droping it.

    Do you have an external Zip drive? if so you might be able to install a basic operating system on a disk (from a friends place or school) and try booting up with these keys pressed "SHIFT", "CONTROL" (or "OPTION" I forgot it was a while),"COMMAND" and "DELETE" (under the F12 button).
    This is meant to force the mac to look other than the HDD and CD for a system folder.
     
  13. SoarEyes thread starter macrumors member

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    appleguy...
    do you think this works with usb zip-drives are they bootable?
    if so then I’ll give it a go.
     
  14. appleguy macrumors 6502

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    They are you just need to have a bootable system folder on a disk.

    So if this does not work. I say it is more that your HDD is naffed.
    It might pay to take it to apple
     

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