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I have a white dual usb ibook (700mhz combo drive etc) and it will not boot up.

It gets to a screen with a flashing question mark.

Obviously I need to re-install the OS, but I can't seem to boot from the CD-ROM, also it wont eject, I have to use a paper clip.

I think therefore the drive is broken and have been quoted 638.81 to get the laptop looked at and drive replaced!!!!

This is ludicrous, so I was wondering if there is an external cd drive that is bootable? I know the Formac firewire one isnt...
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I had this problem too, what I didn't realise is that when there's a prob on the hard disk it takes a VERY long time for the ibook to start up on the cd...
Mine actually took over two hours...
So be patient, let it run overnight, maybe you'll have a nice suprise iun the morning like I did...

Nick.



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I have a white dual usb ibook (700mhz combo drive etc) and it will not boot up.

It gets to a screen with a flashing question mark.

Obviously I need to re-install the OS, but I can't seem to boot from the CD-ROM, also it wont eject, I have to use a paper clip.

I think therefore the drive is broken and have been quoted 638.81 to get the laptop looked at and drive replaced!!!!

This is ludicrous, so I was wondering if there is an external cd drive that is bootable? I know the Formac firewire one isnt...
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