Powerbook acting weird. HELP PLS!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by supag116, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have the 15" PB w/ superdrive and everything.. the higest one before the intelmac came out. anyway, head it for a few months now and today, when i turned on the computer, it made a huge buzzing noise, almost like a horn.. then went to some dos looking page stating it was some Firmware thing. then I either have to type 'mac-boot' to continue or 'shutdown' to shutdown.. anyways so typed 'mac-boot'.. so everything loaded and seemed ok. Then once in a while, the 'shutdown/restart/cancel/sleep' window pops up that asks me if i would like to shut down my comp (the thing that pops up if u press the power button but this thing pops up outta nowhere... every 10 mins or so
    any ideas?? thanks
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    discoforce

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    Vermont, USA
    #2
    Backup your data, restart using your boot CD, run Disk Utility, and call Apple

    Loud horn-like noises coming from your computer are bad :eek:
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Shamus

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    are you sure nothing is jamming the power button or the CD drive?. I only suggest this because of the random appearance of the restart/sleep/shutdown window. And the CD drive could be jammed making the OS think that you are booting from something in the optical drive.

    I think the help offered by discoforce above is good though, especially the call Apple part.
    Good luck and i hope that you solve the problem soon.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Problem is now gone. I think it had something to do w/ the VCD that was inside. Thanks for all the help tho, u guys are great!
     

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