HELP! My iBook won't start

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by powpow, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. powpow macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2004
    So my 2003 iBook won't start. When I try to start it, the Apple pops up like a normal start-up, and the spinning thing spins like normal, but then keeps spinning. After a couple minutes of spinning, the computer just turn off. Yikes. I've tried it about 10 times with no luck.

    Any ideas? I've heard about holding down various buttons on start-up but I don't know what any of them do.


    p.s. I've never had any problems with it until now.
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    Hold down the Shift Key - That will runs diagnostics on the HD. If it boots it should be fine.

    If that doesn't work, get the Installer CD, put it in the computer while starting up, then restart and hold the "C" key. If that works, then it is a software problem. Otherwise, you may be having a power or firmware problem.

  3. powpow thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2004

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