iBook stuck at start up screen

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macmadant, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Jun 4, 2005
    Today i powered up my iBook G4, after a long time of waiting for the blue bar on the start up screen to reach the end, it became stuck once it had reached the end, i left it for a hour or so on this screen, and it hasn't got past it, i did a hardware test, and everything is fine, although it took about 8 minutes to complete the 'memory' test, so i'm thinking it could be a RAM problem ?, what do you guys think ?

    EDIT: Just used disk utility and apparently there is a problem with the disk, that it can't fix, so i'm gonna have to reinstall OSX
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Woah woah woah. If Disk Utility can't repair the drive then it can be a pretty good warning that the drive is on the way out and shouldn't be relied upon for anything worthwhile. Either buy a new drive or keep everything very well backed up 'cause this thing's probably on its last legs. :(

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