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Computer won't work & shows a file icon w/a"? and a smiley face"

I was working on my iBook G4 when all of a sudden the screen went black, then came on blue and then started flashing a rainbow of different colors. I restarted my computer by pressing the power button and it seemed to come back up normally, but a small icon of a file folder with a "?" and the "smiley apple face" flashing back and forth in the file folder icon is all that I have now. I tried to reboot with my os X disk and it seemed to be working , but the install only gets to the "destination option" screen but with no destinations listed and only gives me the option to "go back" instead of continuing.
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The "?" and the "smiley apple face means it couldnt find the osx to boot from. this can be cause by a bad or deleted file or a failing / bad harddrive. it sounds like a bad harddrive since it doesnt find the destination.

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

  • Bernie Reeves Dec 30, 2008

    what size screen and what year is the laptop ? i might have a service manual that shows you how to install a new hardrive on it



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