What's wrong with my iBook?!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by lilsuprano, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hey guys...I have a G4 iBook 800MHz...Never ever had a problem with it. I went to turn it on before, and I didn't hear the start-up chime. Then, it proceeds to the grey screen with the Apple logo, and the loading thing under it. It's been loading for the past 20 minutes...any ideas on what to do? I pressed the power button to turn it off, but then when it turned back on the same thing happened..

    Eric
     
  2. macrumors G3

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    See if you can boot from the system disk.

    pop it in, hold down C, and boot.

    run the hardware test.

    when my PB had the grey screen thing I had a bad HD. :eek:
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Okay, I put in the disk, held C and now its booting.

    I just had to choose my language, now it says "Welcome to the Mac OS X Installer"

    What next?

    Eric
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hm, nevermind. I just did "Repair Permissions", and it boots up perfectly...very weird, but thanks a lot!!! :D :D

    Eric
     
  5. macrumors G3

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    *whew*

    :D I'm glad it was only that!!
     
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    OutThere

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    Typically if you have a bad hard drive it won't make it past the opening grey screen, you'll have a (\) no entry symbol, and won't boot at all. If you get the spinning thing under the Apple, but it doesn't go from there, typically it's a permissions/software issue, and can be corrected by repairing permissions or reinstalling OS X. :eek: (Better than getting a new computer!)
     
  7. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hah, MUCH better. Any idea why I would have to repair permissions, why would something like this happen?

    Eric

    PS- it's nice to be on a Mac again :p
     

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