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Well i am a happy mac user with my lovely iBook, but the ibook is getting old and slow, so i thought i will get something decent from ebay, and here i come cross a powerbook 12' with everything i need at a fraction of the price, but they is a catch, the previous owner is pretty honest and tell us that there is something wrong with the HD of that powerbook, and he did replace with a new HD, but it went down as well, that's why he is selling the powerbook.

So here is where i need you guys input, he upload the picture of what happened after turning the machine on



Hmmm so what does that picture mean?? Simply cant recognise the HD or some deeper problem, thanks in advance
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that doesnt really say much except it cant find the OS unfortunately. could be a ram problem, something on the motherboard problem, several other things, or it could simply be that the HDD wasn't formatted right or the person doesnt know how to load the OS. you would really need to get your hands on it.
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thanks for that
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Telling you it cannot find an operating system. Pop in the install DVD, probably Tiger from the look of the picture, and reboot holding down 'C'. Go to utilities and Then Disk Utilities>Repair Disk and if all shows well format Mac OS Journaled.

Then see if you can install the OS.
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I got that exact same screen when I replaced the HD in my Mini, went away after I loaded the restore disc into it and install went ahead......but

This is a multiplatform home !
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Telling you it cannot find an operating system. Pop in the install DVD, probably Tiger from the look of the picture, and reboot holding down 'C'. Go to utilities and Then Disk Utilities>Repair Disk and if all shows well format Mac OS Journaled.

Then see if you can install the OS.
i think he was looking for advice as to whether or not he should buy it. i was under the impression he didnt have it yet so although the 2 suggestions here are what i would assume it however it would be tough to tell if you couldn't get it it in front of you. he was looking on ebay and that is a picture os what is wrong with it before he buys it.

if it were me and it was a ridiculously good price and it wouldnt be the END of the world if it was not just an OS install then i would buy it and take my chances. that is a tough little laptop and you will most likely be getting a good deal because someone else couldn't figure it out.

good luck and lest us know
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i think he was looking for advice as to whether or not he should buy it. i was under the impression he didnt have it yet so although the 2 suggestions here are what i would assume it however it would be tough to tell if you couldn't get it it in front of you. he was looking on ebay and that is a picture os what is wrong with it before he buys it.

if it were me and it was a ridiculously good price and it wouldnt be the END of the world if it was not just an OS install then i would buy it and take my chances. that is a tough little laptop and you will most likely be getting a good deal because someone else couldn't figure it out.

good luck and lest us know
Yeah thats right, i haven't paid for it yet, so the powerbook couldnt be in front of me =( but thanks for those who give me advices, i will keep you guys update
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