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    Question Help!!! Safe mode explanation
    Hi All,

    My pre Intel G4 powerbook wont startup.
    Trying starting in safe mode - here's what I'm getting;

    disk0s9: I/O errror.

    Any hope?

    Cheers: Lips-Are-Sealed:

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    Update - It now says;
    IOATA DEVICE BLOCKING BUS
    AND
    DISK)S9: MEDIA IS NOT PRESENT

    ????

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    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    Sounds like a dead hard drive.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    Indeed, a dead drive is the likely culprit here. I/O error means it can't see it.
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    Cheers again Kev, sure there's something weird going on at my house - mind you these macs are all about the same age....

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