iBook not loading

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KCarey, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. KCarey macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    A friend of mine has given me her iBook G4 in the hopes that I could get it up and running. When we try to start it up, we get a little world icon blinking at us. And then it turns into a folder with a picture of the OS (blue face) and a question mark flashing back and forth. Nothing else.

    I did look this up, but didn't see something that matched with it exactly.
  2. KCarey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    Thank you for the quick reply. I've tried what it says, and am thinking I might need different discs. I'll try again later, but all I got was a screen of code.
  3. SpinyNorman macrumors newbie


    Feb 5, 2007
    Bodmin, UK

    Hi there,
    I had exactly this problem, except that if I left the computer running for about 15 minutes, it eventually started up. Anyway, The link above provided the right info, so thanks to all concerned.
  4. pintsizemacman macrumors regular


    Sep 26, 2010
    sory but what u probably have there is a failed HD or more then likly a blown lodic board:(

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