iBook won't start

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by markp, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. markp macrumors newbie

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    I'm having a problem starting my iBook, it starts going through the startup process, then I get the message 'your computer must be restarted'.
    How do I get past this?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    if you have third party RAM remove it and keep only the Apple RAM in it.

    if not boot off of the OS X CD and repair HD
     
  3. markp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately I can't even get as far as being able to put the CD in.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    So you don't have extra RAM then?

    The computer doesn't have to be on to put the CD in AFAIK. Just push it in, press the power button and hold down C. Or is it an old tray-loading CD drive?
     
  5. markp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, the old tray loading type. Is there a way of starting up in Safe mode, similar to a PC?
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Holding down SHIFT will start in safe mode AFAIK. Also, if you hold down the mouse button as you start up the tray should eject itself.
     
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  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Glad we could help. :)

    Is the problem fixed or are you just running in safe mode though?
     
  9. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    If that doesn't work, do some of the things listed here.

    Hope that helps :).
     

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