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My ibook g4 has a blue screen when it comes on

I have tried to turn my Mac on for the past two days. I get the logo and the noise. After that I get the color wheel and a blue screen. Could it be a software problem? Can you help me?

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  • msjmjoh Dec 20, 2008

    i have the same problem. but also when i put in the os discs, it's like it doesn't see my harddrive or can't read from it.

  • JDTec
    JDTec May 11, 2010

    Yes, you need to reinstall the Mac OS.

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It appears that your system is corrupted or the hard drive is damaged. Try re-installing the system software from the CD by holding down the C key during start up. Then run Disc Utilities to check the hard drive.

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