iBook G4 Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard shuts down after apple logo

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by amll, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. amll macrumors newbie

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    Hello guys, i'm so desperate with this issue.. I have iBook G4 and today i was copying a game and the laptop freezed. I needed to restart, and now it immidietly shuts down after the chime and the apple logo. I've tried everything, safe boot didn't work, verbose mode shows only - "ibook g4 crashed using uid 0" or stuff, reseting pmu, holding random buttons like X or S and everything found on the internet... Please help.. Thanks a lot.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    What is the last line of verbose boot before the iBook turns off?
     
  3. amll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, thank you for the replay.
    Well it's hard to see, it's something like "ibook g4 crash using uid 0 0 /System/Library/CoreServices and something" sorry..
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'm not sure what that could be. Do you have a Leopard disc to reinstall Leopard?
     
  5. amll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll try that tomorrow, and post an update. But i'm wondering is it possible to be HDD issue? Because everything else it's working fine.
     
  6. Intell macrumors P6

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    It may be a hard drive problem, but I don't think so. Those usually have a different verbose error message and cause the boot to stall or go really slow.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm thinking logicboard myself. The first time I ever had a symptom like the OP describes I was browsing a website and the Mac just froze. I successfully rebooted and logged in only to have it freeze again. Each successive reboot I got less and less far until it just stopped booting alltogether.
     
  8. amll, Oct 21, 2013
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    amll thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently installing OS X Tiger. It's about 60% complete. I hope it's only corrupted OS..

    Yep. Reinstalling Mac OS fixed my problem. Thank you all for the opinions!
     

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