12" Powerbook and the SPWOD

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bob vansteel, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. bob vansteel macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2008
    My friend has an old 1.3ghz g412 inch Powerbook running osx tiger, and she brings it to me with the wonderfully spwod appearing upon boot. I've tried everything i can think of...i ran a system check, everything hardware wise seems to be fine, so i tried booting into safe mode, verbose mode,etc...they all end up at a light blue/aqua screen and a spwod.(even after repairing permissions with the disk utility)

    I am planning on booting of a linux live cd to retrieve all her documents off of it and then trying a fresh restore, but if anyone has an easier solution PLEASE let me know.
  2. panzer06 macrumors 68030


    Sep 23, 2006
    Can you get access to a Disk Warrior boot CD? Sometimes Disk Warrior can fix this sort of thing.


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