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    jimmy22
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    Start up problems
    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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    Start up problems
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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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    jimmy22
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    Pram
    how do you reset the PRAM? thanks for the help.. james

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy22
    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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    jimmy22
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    Thanks very much.. i'll give it a try.. man vs. machine round 50..

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    jimmy22
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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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    Start up problems
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    Have you tried booting from your Restore CD/DVD yet?
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    jimmy22
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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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    jimmy22
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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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