powerbook stuck on grey screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by broncoball, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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    i just ran the software update on my powerbook and installed the itunes and quicktime updates and 10.4.4. it then asked me to restart my computer, so i did. now, it is on the grey load up screen and has been for the past 30 minutes. is this normal? what shoud i do?
     
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    Restart and hold down Command V, then see where it stops.
     
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    i just restarted by holding down the power buttonn and started it back up and it works fine. is it bad for the computer to do that?
     
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    Erm, yeah it's generally not great for the computer, especially after restarts. Unplug all peripherals and maybe give fsck a go. You may also need to reinstall 10.4.4 if you get problems down the track but hopefully everything will be working properly now. :)
     
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    Did you install anything prior to shutting down the computer?
     
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    everything seems to be working fine
     

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