[iBook] G4 1g ibook won't boot

Hector Luna polonius19 at gmail.com
Tue Sep 16 07:24:30 PDT 2008

Run the hardware test. There should have been a CD identified as such  
that came with your system.

Have you tried booting off of a CD/DVD at all? Are you able to boot  
into target mode (by holding down the "T" while booting). In target  
mode connect the laptop via firewire to another Mac, the laptop's HD  
should then show up as a firewire drive on the other computer. If the  
HD is OK.

If you're anywhere near an Apple store, I'd make an appointment to see  
one of the Apple techs to take a look at it...

On Sep 15, 2008, at 8:08 PM, Ken Walker wrote:

> Hi,
> My sons G4 ibook (1.02somthing gig) has stopped booting.
> I installed a 1gig stick of ram, he complained of a loud noise and  
> then got a mac screen of death. Reboot and it takes longer then  
> usual, then chimes, then the gray screen with the apple and spining
> wheel appears But there is a line above the apple. The next thing  
> that happens is I get a multi language box telling me to reboot.  
> Reboot and the whole thing repeats.This now happens with the 512 ram  
> that I was replacing,the 1 gig stick that was the replacement, and  
> with the built in 256 it just spins forever-nothing else. Using OSX  
> 10.49. Please help-the kid is frantic!
> thanx
> kdub
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