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    May 03, 2008
    Won't start up, shows freaky blue screen
    Hey everyone, I'm brand new here and this is my first post. I frequent Mac Forums just to browse and see what's going on, but never posted.

    Long story short.. I've got an an ancient 867 MHz 12" Powerbook that I bought in college. Since graduating I only ever use it for home stuff- surfing, watching DVDs, charging my iPod, small tasks. I should also mention that the battery wouldn't hold a charge so I bought a brand new OEM battery off eBay, works great. The other day I started it up and it took forever, just a blank white screen with no apple logo. When it did finally show something, I got this screen (see pic). I'm guessing this is a bad thing. Can anyone tell me what my next steps should be?

    Thanks! /J

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Apr 23, 2008
    Reload OS?
    a mac

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    Jan 27, 2008
    Estero, FL
    iMac 17" 1Ghz G4  iPhone 3G  10.5.5
    When all else fails, try everything!
    The Rep System and you.
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    June 2008

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    Jul 15, 2007
    Miami, Fl
    15" 2.2GHz Santa Rosa Macbook Pro - 4GB Ram - 120GB HD OS X Leopard - Windows XP
    It says, "System Failure: cpu=0" I don't know what that means, I'm just pointing it out

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