Thread: ibook not starting up
10-01-2003, 12:31 PM #1MacdonaldGuestibook not starting up
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...
10-14-2003, 06:08 AM #2aladdinoGuestIbook boot probs
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...
Originally Posted by Macdonald
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