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    Problems with ibook g 4

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    Problems with ibook g 4
    I have a 12inch ibook g4 that will not boot.
    I get the chimes, then a brief file icon with an apple face then the apple logo on blue with the twirling clock. I have tried booting off the original cd. holding down the c key but nothing happens. Any advice would be greatly appreciated-thanks

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    Problems with ibook g 4
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    Is it running OS9?
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    Problems with ibook g 4

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    H i Louisen. thanks for your reply sorry I should have given more details. Its was running 10.4 before it packed up. Originally it came with 10.2 and I have the disks for that. thanks hugh

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    Problems with ibook g 4
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    The iBook cannot boot into OS9, it can only run OS9 through the 'Classic' emulation environment .

    An OS9 disc is not going to help you boot that mac, are you sure the original 10.2 discs are the right ones and are not scratched or damaged?
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    Problems with ibook g 4
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    Try booting holding option and see if the disk shows up then select it and boot. Do you have a tiger retail disk as well?

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