New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook - G4 problems, dunno whats going on....


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
kmar1085

 
Member Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posts: 2
kmar1085 is on a distinguished road

kmar1085 is offline
Hello everyone, I have an iBook G4 that has recently stopped booting up. A week or so ago it froze up like the computer was thinking or processing, but never got back to functioning normally so I was forced to turn it off. Now every time I start it up I get the zipping sound, the starting chime, then it goes to the gray screen with the apple logo with spinning thing below it for a while, then eventually turns off and goes black screen (It never gets to the password entry screen). I have a feeling that it is the OS software, however I bought the computer used so I do not have the OS CD. Should this be fixed by rebooting the OS CD or do you think this is a more complex, expensive problem?? Thanks for your help!
QUOTE Thanks
dadsgravy

 
dadsgravy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 19, 2006
Location: Astoria, Or
Posts: 266
dadsgravy has a spectacular aura about
Mac Specs: MacBook,2Ghz CD,1.5GBRAM,100GBHD,SL.PowerbookG4 12"1Ghz,768MbRAM,40GBHD,Leopard.imac G3 400Mhz,10.4

dadsgravy is offline
It should be fixed by reinstalling the os.
QUOTE Thanks
macEfan

 
macEfan's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 01, 2004
Location: Somewhere in the world
Posts: 1,110
macEfan is a jewel in the roughmacEfan is a jewel in the roughmacEfan is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Powermac g4 400mhz, 10gb, 256mb ram, OS9

macEfan is offline
obtain a restore CD and boot off of it. Then use disk utility to scan your hard drive for errors. It may be you just need to reformat, or it could be the sign of a dying hard drive.

Report offensive posts
Don't forget to use the rep system!
QUOTE Thanks
kmar1085

 
Member Since: Apr 23, 2007
Posts: 2
kmar1085 is on a distinguished road

kmar1085 is offline
Thanks for the help guys, will try....
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Powerbook not booting up | MacBook Battery Logevity »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Having problems with your Belkin USB hub? kaidomac Other Hardware and Peripherals 6 04-02-2008 03:58 PM
iCal sync with .Mac big problems amagab OS X - Apps and Games 0 04-11-2007 09:40 PM
Video card problem causing startup and kernel panic problems? neonplanet Apple Desktops 0 11-02-2006 05:14 PM
Problems (Sorry) Dominion Apple Notebooks 6 08-22-2006 11:09 PM
10.3 Problems Darkness falls Switcher Hangout 2 05-20-2004 03:58 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:26 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?