Powerbook G4+ stuck on flashing folder with Finder logo.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RealmUnders, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. RealmUnders macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2013
    Hey there guys and girls of the Internet. I have a problem with my Powerbook G4+. Basically it's stuck on a flashing folder with a finder logo and a question mark flicking on the folder. I don't want to take it to Apple as it's second-hand and doesn't come with warranty. Also, I don't have the OS X disc, just the charger and the laptop. Has worked before the summer holidays. I have tried alt/option on boot but the buttons don't work unless I use the distressed shift and click on them , then a console shows up either with "ok
    enter boot-mac
    or shut-down."
    I've tried both and boot-mac doesn't work.
    Also, a sort of matrix of sentences flow down the screen going too fast to even read!
    Thanks and I really hope you have a solution!:eek:
  2. tinix macrumors newbie

    Jun 14, 2013
    That icon means hard disk is dead, so you will need to replace it and reinstall OS X .

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