iBook - start up problems

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by KooBrewoP, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. KooBrewoP macrumors regular


    May 19, 2004
    behind you!
    iBook (12 in ), wont start up - just makes grinding noises, help!
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Sounds like your hard-drive has given up the ghost...

    Have you got the original CDs that came with the machine? There'll be one called 'Hardware Test' or something similar...

    Failing that, if you have the OS install disk, then try that instead.

    See if you can start-up from this CD by holding down the C key with the disk in the machine and running either Disk Utility (it's in the top menu) or running Hardware Test on the HD.

    Be prepared to discover the worst...

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