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Yikes! iBook G3 freezes at grey Apple on startup!


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Alright, I hosed my Panther install two nights ago, and tried to reinstall yesterday evening. I just let it go after the 3rd CD was in. Now, it rebooted last night, and was _STILL_ on the Gray Apple screen on startup. I have tried going into open firmware (CMD-OPT-O-F) and typing:
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reset-nvram
reset-all
and, upon startup, zapping PRAM and NVRAM (yes, I know the commands in Open Firmware did the same....) by holding CMD-OPT-P-R until the 3rd startup chime.

What shall I do? I need my iBook today or tomorrow, and definately for Monday!

Also, how urgent is it to call Apple about that logic board thing for the iBook G3s?

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did you run Disk Utility off the first installation disk to wipe the drive clean first?

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I chose "Erase and Install" as the option. Also, I reinstalled Panther just a sec ago, and I haven't yet rebooted, so, I'm trying it in a minute.
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OK, never mind, its working fine now =)
Must've been a corrupted install of OS X.
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Terribly sorry about posting in the wrong forum. I must have clicked wrong. I thought I clicked on "Switcher Hangout"....Sorry about that!

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