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iBook Disaster
Posted by: MysteryGuest
Date: April 20, 2007 08:18AM
Leaving town and my iBook has been acting wocky, Classic won't start, for instance.

So I start up from the Panther CD, fixed the disk successfully. Then I was repairing permissions and Disk Utility "lost connection." Dialogue box invited me to quit. I press quit and another dialogue warns me that quiting might leave my disk inoperable. So I don't quit, I wait, Permission repair halfway through and just stops progressing. So I quit, ignoring warning. Restart Disk Utility, try the permission repair again. Exact same scenario. I restart from the system on the disk to attempt the permission repair again. Restarts normally, then suddenly a black screen. Reset button to turn off the iBook, try to restart from power button.

No tone, no startup.

Whew...

Any suggestions are appreciated...

No important data on the iBook at least.
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Re: iBook Disaster
Posted by: volcs0
Date: April 20, 2007 08:43AM
First things first.

1. Pull the battery. Leave it sit for a few minutes. Plug it in and replace battery and try again. Make sure you are getting power.

2. Reset the PMU

3. Make sure memory is seated fully

If those fail, and you are still not getting anything - not even a startup chime or hearing the hard drive spin, then things don't look good.
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Re: iBook Disaster
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: April 20, 2007 09:23AM
what volcs0 said.
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Re: iBook Disaster
Posted by: LyleH
Date: April 20, 2007 11:18AM
If you are using 10.3.9, this forum link may explain what happened originally.

[forums.macresource.com]

LyleH
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Re: iBook Disaster
Posted by: Ken Sp.
Date: April 20, 2007 02:39PM
Don't clean it like this guy [clipaday.com]
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Re: iBook Disaster
Posted by: MysteryGuest
Date: April 20, 2007 02:55PM
Yes, LyleH, that info would have helped.

Still no sign of life, sigh...
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