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My ibook slowed down significantly over the last few days and now simply refuses to start at all.. i've tried the single user terminal disk check but it doesn't either find a problem nor tell me the disk is intact.. something about a BUS error.. i can't start in safe mode and now all i get after the tone is a grey screen.. not even the macintosh logo and loading gear start.. seems farily terminal/expensive to me but any advice for someone more in the know would be much appreciated.. james
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Have you tried booting from the CD and running a Disk Repair?
You can also try restting the PRAM, that seems to help at times.

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how do you reset the PRAM? thanks for the help.. james
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how do you reset the PRAM? thanks for the help.. james
Here ya go!

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238

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Thanks very much.. i'll give it a try.. man vs. machine round 50..
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ok i reset the PRAM and its still stalling at the grey screen with mac logo and pinwheel... any other ideas would be very welcome.. thanks for the suggestion though.. james
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Have you tried booting from your Restore CD/DVD yet?

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is there any way to see a system report ala 'about this mac' in the single user boot terminal? to see if everything is still connected inside..
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i'm waiting on my os x disks to get delivered from my former adress.. have tried running the disk utility in the terminal but its having none of it..
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