Help, stuck on gray screen

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by sidious999, May 15, 2009.

  1. sidious999 macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2009
    so my gf was using my ibook g3 and shut it down normally she says. we then went to turn it on and we will hear the chime but then it will get stuck on that first gray screen, nothing else comes up, no spinning no nothing. hard drive is not making any different noise, i just dont know whats up
  2. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Try putting it in the freezer for 20 minutes. I swear it works. :eek:
  3. sidious999 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2009

    r u dumb>? or was that a joke? i can't tell because jokes are usually funny, obviously i have a problem and i dont need jokes i need to know how to fix it
  4. wadejc85 macrumors 6502

    Jul 9, 2008
    Whoa, a little harsh there. I doubt you'll get very far on this forum... especially without a "please". This forum is a privilege, not a right.

    But... One thing to try, if possible, would be to boot from your OS disc. I am nowhere near an Apple expert, but it seems like you could try some things from there to see if it would work (e.g. you could repair permissions, check the hard drive for errors, etc etc etc ). Once the disc is in the drive, reboot and hold down the "c" key.

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