[iBook] Installed security update now iBook will not boot

Mary H. maryh at brucetelecom.com
Fri Aug 11 06:58:27 PDT 2006

At 8:44 PM -0700 8/10/06, Robert Crawford wrote:

>  I installed today's security update. now my G3 600mhz 14" iBook, running
>10.3.9, will not boot.
>I have had several symptoms throughout the day. A couple of times it sat
>there for about an hour with a blank screen. It came up several times with
>the message to type "mac-boot" ( I may be remembering the syntax wrong) I
>tried that, I also tried typing "shut-down" at that point.
>Later it came up to my background screen bout would do nothing and go no
>further. Now it is sitting there with a OS 9 folder icon in the middle of
>the screen and sometimes the icon alternates between a face and a question
>mark in the middle of the icon.

You might start by powering off and then resetting PRAM by holding 
down the Apple/Option/P and R keys while starting up. Wait until you 
hear 3 start-up chimes and then release the keys.

If that doesn't take you you back to a normal state, let us know.


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