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    display lights but no boot, even with bootable cd
    This ibook is running os x.3 and suddenly stopped working. I get the chime when I turn it on and the display lights up to a blank screen. I tried clearing the pram and holding down c to boot from a bootable cd, tried holding down the option key and get a display showing two arrows, suggesting that it is not seeing my hard drive either.

    Does anyone know how to get a command line in this situation? Or is there a straightforward fix? :confused:

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    trp_m's Avatar
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    Aug 20, 2004
    ibook 700MH, Mac mini 1.66GH core duo, iPod 5G 60Gig
    The same thing happened to me a year ago, after a month of trying to fix it I finally ended up sending it back to apple for repair. Sorry I don't have more help.

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    immdb's Avatar
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    Nov 04, 2003
    Southern Indiana
    Mac Pro Quad Xeon 2.66GHz 3GB RAM, G4 Quicksilver w/Sonnet 1GHz Encore ST, 1ghz G4 Powerbook
    restart and hold down command + s
    You should get a bunch of text followed by the "#" prompt
    enter "fsck -y" (no quotes) and press return

    I believe this command pretty much does what disk first aid does.

    If that doesn't work you may want to try a utility like Drive 10.

    good luck

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