Apple Ibook G4 Display Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by vagos804, Nov 22, 2007.

  1. vagos804 macrumors newbie

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    hi i have a Apple ibook G4. there is a display problem in it when i on it there is just a box on it with a question mark blinking in center and the other part of it is grayish black. tell me what is the problem in it. is it a software problem or hardware.........what i have to do.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Sounds like a hard drive issue. Try booting up from the CD it came with and run Disk Repair.
     
  3. vagos804 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how to boot it
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Insert the CD, restart and hold down the "c" key until it boots.
     
  5. vagos804 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    can u give me the like from where i get bootable files... so that i can make CD
     
  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    Sorry, cannot find the newer one...

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58042

    Just don't do step 4, because if you can see the drive in step 1, you don't want to wipe the data -- you want to make sure you follow the steps for archive and install if you have the free space on the drive to do it.

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    Most of the stuff you need is on the System Restore DVDs ... that came with the machine. Or on a retail Mac OS X box you bought.
     
  7. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

    koobcamuk

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    If you don't have the startup disk, how did you get this laptop?

    Just curious.
     
  8. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Either there is no copy of Mac OS X installed on the machine, the current install is corrupt, or the internal drive is dead/missing.

    Either way, you need to get your hands on the System Restore discs for the iBook (or a retail copy of 10.4).
     

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