Tiger killed my powerbook 12"

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by alexprice, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I put the tiger disk in the drive, clicked restart when prompted, the computer restarted to black screen, no restart tone, nothing.

    I have tryed powering on with the eject key held down for mins at a time, ive done that loads of times now. PRAM resets dont work, holding the mouse button down when powering on also doesnt help. Ive even tried a PMU reset as a final thing to try.

    Now im stuck, any good ideas out there?

    Many thanks,
    Alex Price
     
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    Josh396

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    #2
    The only thing I could think of is to call Apple.
     
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    whooleytoo

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    #3
    Not sure.. is there a manual eject 'pinhole' with on that model Powerbook?

    Have had a few problems with Tiger too - the installer noted there was another user logged in, but failed to log them out. I ended up having to quit and relaunch the installer.

    And everytime I hot-plug another USB mouse and click it, the keyboard and mouse freeze up - I have to plug both out and in again to get them to work.
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #4
    Try unplugging the power cord and remove the battery for a few minutes, put the battery and powercord back and see if it reacts to the power button...

    Edit: Also, it's a good idea to perform the Tiger install/upgrade without any external devices connected, like a USB mouse...
     
  5. macrumors 68000

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    #5
    Install without a mouse? how's about a keyboard? or monitor?

    :D
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Installed Tiger today

    Bought the family pack and have put it on my daughters Emac, my Imac and my wife's mac-mini. No problems what-so-ever. Good Luck to all!!
     
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    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    #7
    Well, a PowerBook 12" has screen, keyboard and trackpad built-in... :rolleyes:
     

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