Strange symble when my G3 Powerbook boots up

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bigredgpk, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. bigredgpk macrumors newbie

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    Hi Everyone,
    I recently bought OS X 10.3 off ebay and loaded it onto my Lombard Powerbook. It was all good for 4 days but now when I goto boot up I hear the DONG and the the spinny thing comes up but then I get a
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    icon on the screen. Did my hard drive STB?

    Thanks, Timmay
     
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  3. bigredgpk thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. bigredgpk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No Love :-(

    No love from the Apple link to reset the NVRAM and PRAM... luckly I didn't have any files on the HHD so i'm going to blow it away and try to install Ubuntu (OS X disk are at home). Hopefully this will work any my Powerbook will live to see another day!

    Wish me luck!

    Timmay
     
  5. bigredgpk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ubuntu Brought it back to life!

    So Loading OS X onto the laptop was giving me hell, video problems and fun stuff like that... but when I went to install Ubuntu I didn't have a single problem.

    So now I have a Perfectly good Lombard powerbook running Ubuntu, but i wish it was OS X :-(

    Timmay
     

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