Dead iBook?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BollywooD, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. BollywooD macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2005
    (I just posted this over at, but figured I might as well post it here too)

    My Old iBook g4 1GHz, has just started kernel panicking. it wont start at all, it kernel panics my MacBook Pro when i try to start it in Target Disk mode, and it wont boot a DiskWarrior CD, or an OS Install disk i have either. I did manage to run an Apple Service Diagnostic Test CD, and it found no errors.

    ive booted into Single user mode, run fsck -fy and get no errors.

    I tried:
    /sbin/mount - uw /
    and get the following message:
    panic(cpu 0 caller 0x00110824): "/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1228.7.58/bsd/vfs/vfs_journal.c:3109: tr blhdr max_blocks looks bad: 31\n"
    Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0:
    0x0009B518 0x0009BEBC 0x00029DDB 0x00110824 0x0025EC9C 0x00268FAC 0x0025EF44 0x0025A6B0
    0x00106968 0x000F5084 0x000F5628 0x0030ABDC 0x00B2CC8 0x00000000
    Proceeding back via exception chain:
    Exception state (sv=)x1e9ec000)
    PC=0x92357D7C; MSR=0x0200F030; DAR=0xE00160000; DSISR=0x42000000; LR=0x00002600; R1=0xBFFFF4A0; XCP=0x00000030 (0xC00 - System call)

    BSD process name corresponing to current thread: mount_hfs

    Mac OS version

    Kernel Version:
    Darwin Kernel Version 9.5.0: Wed Sep 3 11:31:44 PDT 2008; root:xnu-1228.7.58~1/RELEASE_PPC
    System model name PowerBook6,5

    and the computer locks up?

    is my laptop dead? or is it simply a dead harddrive.....

    can anyone shed some light on this. the Laptop worked flawlessly for 3yrs.
  2. leekohler macrumors G5


    Dec 22, 2004
    Chicago, Illinois
    Wow- that's a new one on me. I'm sorry, I don't know.
  3. brettwolf macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2009
    try this

    1. take out battery and unplug ibook for 1 minute.
    2. put battery back in and plug ibook in.
    3. press power button.
    4. if ibook starts to boot, get mouse ready to click the airport icon.
    5. turn airport extreme card off as fast as you see the icon.

    I had a simelar problem, and this helped. when the Airport Card was turned off, the machine rad flawlessly.
    6. go to, and purchase their $45 US, Mac USB WIFI Dongle. It comes with an install CD, and works in munutes.
    let me know,\
  4. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    Aren't kernel panics often caused by faulty RAM? If that's the case, a RAM replacement (think of it as an upgrade) might breathe new life into your iBook.

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