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Hey, I have been trying to turn on my Ibook Mac for two days and I am unable to upload the computer. What happens is when it comes on a Screen showing the Apple icon with the round circle object loads for a while and then goes to the Mac OS X and the blue load bar fills and nothing happens from there. I need someone to help cause I need my lap-top for school.

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Sounds like your hard drive is failing.
Try booting while holding down the shift key that will put you into safe mode and run some diagnostics at the same time.
If you have the discs that came with the laptop try booting from them while holding down the D key. That will bring up AHT a built in test for your mac. You can use it to test and repair some of the disc problems you are describing.

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