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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?
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xj6jaguar1985,

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

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I just asked the guy...
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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,

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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.

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