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    Mar 12, 2011
    Question iBook G3 Clamshell Help

    I have an iBook G3 Clamshell, (The newer indigo model with Mac OS 9) and I've been having some problems.
    When I turn it on, it chimes and the screen is gray, as usual, but the happy Mac does not come up. It just stays gray forever. I have no idea what to do. If there's any one that has a tip or some way to help, that would be awesome!

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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Could be a dead hard drive with a computer this old. Try booting the computer from an OS install disk. If you don't have one...then get one!

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    MacDude121's Avatar
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    Sep 22, 2010
    Black MacBook 2.2GHz C2D, 4GB Ram - iMac G4 700MHz, 512MB Ram
    The dead hard drive theory does sound likely, especially if it's the original drive from 10+ years ago. Look around for an OS 9 install disk.


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