Dead Powerbook 2 weeks from finals

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by whyrichard, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
    My friends powerbook, a 15" aluminum, won't start.
    He installed virtual pc yesterday and today it won't work.

    During installation it went into sleep mode, he woke it up, it finished installing, he closed the lid, and it worked for an hour. today it won't turn on at all. the fan runs, the sleep button light is on, and there is a blank screen.

    any suggestions!?!?!?!?1

  2. stridey macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2005
    Massachusetts, Connecticut
    If the sleep light is on, sounds like it's just hung. Hold down the power button for several seconds, until the computer powers down, then try restarting.
  3. whyrichard thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 15, 2002
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Try starting form the OSX disks (hold down C on start up when they're inserted) and if you get in, then repair the disk using Disk Utility. :)

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