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Gray Screen My ibook g4 has not been operating. When i turn it on it chimes and then a gray screen comes up with a picure of a world. Then that icon dissapears and a two new icons appear in the center of the screen. One with a question mark (?), and the other of a file.

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  • ballymae Apr 22, 2009

    Any ideas for someone without the OS disks? I bought this used to use with my class and now I have the icon thing, I did an update and messed something up obviously, it worked fine before that. But I have no disks etc.



    I think I have a G4 desktop



    any help appreciated

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That screen shows up when it cant find os ? try and reinstall the os again. if it shows no destination to install to then it could be a easy as a bad harddrive or in a worse case bad logic board

what year is it and screen size, i'll try and find a service manual for you

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Try adjusting the monitor brightness (F2). If you have an extra monitor, try connecting the mini VGA to see if it outputs a signal extenally. The videocard is onboard the logicboard....so, that is one way to process of eliminate.

Also, if you start the machine after the apple chime, hold down the OPTION key. This will prompt you as to which bootable volume to boot from. What this does though, is gives the monitor a signal before the operating system loads.....this usually eliminates the issue being software, but very seldom is no display a software issue.....

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