IBOOK WON'T START

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mikk, Aug 26, 2005.

  1. mikk macrumors newbie

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    Dear all

    I have a G3 Ibook 600mhz running OSX 10.2.8. I've recently installed an Airport card and noticed a decrease in the computers performance. It began freezing more often. But I thought I was just imagining this as this Ibook isn't very powerful anyway...

    Yesterday I started backing up my files to a brand new Western Digital USB2 160GB external hard drive. It worked ok but today the computer started freezing as I was moving files to the external hard drive. After a couple of failed attempts to restart the computer I managed to get it to run in Safe-mode. Not sure if I remember correctly but might have restarted the computer again normally and after a while it froze again and an error description text filled the screen saying: System failure: cpu=0; code:000000001 (Corrupt stack) etc.... the text filled the whole screen on top of Finder.

    After this the Ibook refuses to start and only displays the ? and folder icon as I try to turn it on.

    If any of you knows what might have caused this (hope it's not the external hard drive!) or what I should do, please let me know. Any advise or guess would be very much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Mikko
     
  2. shiny macrumors newbie

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    NO USB2 on your ibook

    Could it have something to do with the fact that your particular iBook does not have USB2 ports. You really should have purchased a firewire external drive.

    Other than that, I don't know what it could be.
     
  3. faintember macrumors 65816

    faintember

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    Agreed.

    Backing up a HD via USB 1.0 is a bad, bad idea. The transfer speed is slow, and you may encounter errors, although i am not sure if that is the type of error that USB 1.0 would create.
     
  4. Mord macrumors G4

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    archive and install OS X, if it cant boot from the cd you have serious hardware failier
     
  5. faintember macrumors 65816

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    Also, if you have the original system disks that came with your Mac you can also use Disk Utility to see if the HD is ok once you get booted.
     

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