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Apple ibook g4

Will not boot up black screen ,no chime ,only sound is a fan

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  • caraldo Apr 04, 2008

    apple ibook g4

  • melonshead Aug 22, 2008

    Hello, I have same problem. I got this ibook in little tiny pieces in a box. I put it back together and slapped a 20 Gig drive in it and it fired up once for 5 minutes. I tried to load OS off of an apple ibook disk (not the one from the machine). Now all I have is black screen, whirling fan only. I have been reading this apple discussion http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa... and am slightly frustrated by now. I put pressure where the guy who fixed his said to (and everywhere else on the mb).

    You are just saying the hard drive is no good. Are you right or they? Is it the OS on the drive, or the type of Hard Drive, or lack of RAM, or the size of HD that is the issue? It won't book now from CD, but I can rig another HD on a different machine with a low OS if I need to...

    I hope to fix this before I need to buy salsa for all these chips...

    ibook G4, 800 mhz


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IF you find that the iBook will boot from a Mac OS X CD and seems to operate properly while booted from it, I would tend to agree with the folks who blame the hard drive. The bad news is that hard drive is hard to get to -- see the instructions at ifixit.com (for example) for the gory details. The good news is if you have the tiny screwdrivers and lots of patience you can replace the drive fairly inexpensively, and that laptop will still run fairly recent software. I have upgraded the hard drive twice on one, and it took me a bit over an hour each time, but I was being careful and carefully following the directions at ifixit.

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It means that the hard drive is not been recognized by the system and consequentially it doesn't allow you to do anything else.
as it is an old model, it is cheaper and more appropriate for you to get a new one.
but if you have feelings for it and you live in the London area, I will be happy to help you out...
Cheers!

Posted on Apr 13, 2008

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