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Apple 12" ibook g4/1.33ghz won't turn on

I try to boot the laptop on and it trys to come on..it shows the icon the rotates...but nothing..i tried to install os disc while holding the C key down...nothing..

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  • gaexy Aug 13, 2008

    when you switch the g4 on you can hear it starting but the screen stays black but the computer is definitely on you just don't see anything on the screen

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I was in Garageband when my Mac Pro 17" laptop shut off..When restarted, the screen was a gray/white,w/ a file icon w/ a question mark at it's center..I've tried restarting while holding down the P&R,C, & Shift keys, and nothing changes.I can't fond my startup disc...Help!

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Your hard drive has failed
it needs to be replaced(2.5" ide) on ebay they are pretty cheap
anything else i could help you with?

Posted on Aug 10, 2008

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