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The best way to transfer pictures from a camera with an SD memory card is to do it outside the camera. If your computer does not have an SD card reader built in, you can buy an external USB card reader for $20 or less on E-bay, Amazon, etc. Remove the memory card from the camera and insert it in the card reader. Your computer will treat the card reader and SD card just like it treats an external hard drive. Either drag-n-drop or copy and paste your pictures from the SD card file to a file on your hard drive. If after you have copied and backed up your files you want to reformat your SD card, replace it in the camera and format it in the camera, not in the computer. SD cards formatted in a computer will often not work in your camera because of slight differences in the formatting.
Try holding down the SHIFT key (either one) while you power on your machine. This is Safe Mode. Will it boot in safe mode?
*Disclaimer: There is a small risk of losing important files, such as your pix and music, when reinstalling the operating system (directions below). You should have backups of your important files on CDs, DVDs or an external Firewire hard drive).*
Do you have your system discs? The discs or disc that came with your computer? Or do you have an OS X disc that you bought? If so, put the disc in the drive (Hold down the mouse button and turn on your machine. That will eject any disc that might be in the machine.Then you can put the system disc in.)
Turn your PowerBook off (hold down power button for about 10 seconds until it turns off) then back on again. Hold down the C key to boot from the CD/DVD. Reinstall OS X. This will not erase your pictures, documents, music, etc. *But don't select "Erase and install" from the Options button. That would erase everything. You may have to choose the "Archive and Install" option This *won't* erase your pix, music, etc.
Reinstalling the operating system is a good way to fix problems where Macs hang when loading. I'd suggest upgrading to 10.4 if you have at least 256 Megabytes (click Apple menu, "About this Mac").