Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    ibook g4 won't go past startup screen

    Member Since
    May 03, 2009
    Posts
    3
    ibook g4 won't go past startup screen
    I recently swapped out a logic board and top case, but i'm not sure if it's the other hardware causing the ibook not to start the os or if it's the os itself.

    i make it to the apple with the spinning wheel of doom and then nothing, the superdrive spins the os disk when i try to boot directly from disk, but it never loads.

    note: the logic board came from an ibook that had what looked to be an older model modem and larger top case wires than the one that was currently in it, i'm guess it was an older model.

    will i have to put in the cd-rom drive and deal without a cd-rw? or is it probably software related?

  2. #2
    ibook g4 won't go past startup screen
    kahlil88's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location
    Mendocino, CA
    Posts
    680
    Specs:
    17" MacBook Pro A1151 2.16 GHz
    Hold down the shift key as the computer boots for safe mode and see if it works. It's probably having issues because of a hardware difference.
    There is no system but GNU and Linux is one of its kernels.
    Join the FSF as an Associate Member!


  3. #3
    ibook g4 won't go past startup screen

    Member Since
    May 03, 2009
    Posts
    3
    holding down shift
    i tried this to no avail, still hangs on startup

  4. #4
    ibook g4 won't go past startup screen

    Member Since
    Jul 20, 2009
    Posts
    3
    I had similar problem. try connecting with another apple via firewire, it should show up your hard drive in the working mac then go into your hard drive/applications/disk utility/repair disk. My mate said he had to do this about 5 times but he got it up and running again.

    Good Luck

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Help! Can't get past blue screen at startup!
    By kb1988 in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-27-2011, 08:03 PM
  2. Can't get past gray screen on startup on Macbook Pro 13".
    By Lakeloon in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-23-2010, 10:04 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-19-2010, 02:14 PM
  4. Won't boot past grey screen
    By Trigster in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-12-2009, 04:40 PM
  5. Macbook Pro loads won't get past grey screen on startup!
    By Flawl3ssCowb0y in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-06-2009, 09:16 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •