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    xj6jaguar1985's Avatar
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    Powerbook Question
    Hey guys, I just picked up a 15" 1.5 GHz Powerbook for a whopping $240...lol Anyways the seller listed it as parts because apparently it "has a will not boot up, it stays on the Apple logo. It does make the startup sound when you turn it on. It is staying independently powered."

    Doesn't that indicate a kernel panic?
    -Thanks!

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    xj6jaguar1985,

    Could be, but also take a look at this one... it could help: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1417

    Noel

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    xj6jaguar1985's Avatar
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    I just asked the guy...
    ...
    I think I just got played...The guy said it stays on the apple and doesn't even get to the circular loading thingy...It's a dead motherboard or optical drive isn't it?

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    xj6jaguar1985,

    Could be a number of different problems that keep it from booting... You could take it by a capable shop to have it checked out or by an Apple Store to see what they would charge you to fix it...

    Sorry for your trouble,

    Noel

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    Have you tried booting from the install CD/DVD? If you can, run disk utility and do a disk repair or reinstall the OS. Also, try running TechTools if you have it to do a system integrity check. It'll tell you if you have bad RAM and whatnot.

    Good Luck!!

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    Take it to your local Apple store so they can run a diagnostic (fast and easy)

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