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Mac Powerbook G4 won't (completley) start and won't turn off

Our powerbook, which we've had for several years now, will begin to start and go to a gray screen with an apple and a dial that spins...and just sits there. We did get to the main screen once, but it wouldn't start any programs and crashed almost immediately. At first we could turn it on and off, but now when you go to turn it off it just pops up the Restart/Sleep/Shut Down window, sometimes lets you click on something, and goes to a blue screen. If you press the power button again, it will occasionally go back to the gray screen with the apple, but more and more it does nothing except go back to the blue. We've heard that the problem may be the logic board. Is this true? Is there any way to fix our computer without spending tons of money?

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All you need to do is a System Repair. You have to boot the Mac with the CD/DVD (as if you were to install the OS X again, but when you get the desktop, you are given options to repair your current installation. (Follow the instructions on screen). It will take about 20 minutes to complete (depending on your processor speed).

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