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    pcjabber
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    Yikes! iBook G3 freezes at grey Apple on startup!
    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:
    Code:
    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?

    Thanks,
    PCjabber

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

  3. #3
    pcjabber
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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.

  4. #4
    pcjabber
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    OK, never mind, its working fine now =)
    Must've been a corrupted install of OS X.
    Thanks!

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    pcjabber
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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!

    PCjabber

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