4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 10, 2013 1:47 PM by matt0710
matt0710 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

i have a old ibook g4 12" and i have just bought os x panther 10.3 to install it back on as i got told this was the one i needed i have tryed to install  ut i get the ping and the flashing folder the the apple logo then i get another screen that comes up with a circle with a diagnal line in it and will not do anything else i have tred a new hdd in it and then put the old hdd back in and both just do the same have tryed to hold c and opp and c and a few other keys the fan is working and when it goes onto a boot screen after pressing c it finds the disc but then thats it please can someone help me as i am about to put in bin as have been trying all day to find out how to sort this problem


PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.3.x)
  • 1. Re: cant reboot my ibook
    Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Hello,

     

    First of all what disks are you trying to install? Is it a black mac OS X disk or a gray disk?

    Put the disk into the drive and hold down the option key while booting. Does it display the menu and if so does it show the disk as a selectable item?

  • 2. Re: cant reboot my ibook
    matt0710 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi knucklesmac thanks for replyin i have got the black mac os x panther discs v 10.3 when i had the old hdd in it dose not show the pic on the disc in the options when i have the new hdd in it shows the pic on the disc but neather will let me select all it lets me do is click the arrow and then it goes to the gray screen with the circle and line thought it

     

    thanks matt

  • 3. Re: cant reboot my ibook
    Knucklesmac Level 4 Level 4 (2,225 points)

    Hello,

    You're disk should be fine to install. I've had this problem once before with a 12" PowerBook. For me it was a problem with the hard drive cable. There PowerBook recognized the drive, but wouldn't allow an install.

    What I would suggest doing first to see if it helps, is try resetting the PMU if you haven't already done so.

    If not then it sound to me like a similar problem with the hard drive flex cable.

  • 4. Re: cant reboot my ibook
    matt0710 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    hi knucklesmac thanks foir your help i had reset the pmu and put a new cable onto the hdd as well and booted up first time so i did not need the disks in the end as the hdd i had got was not comptable with this ibook so i have put the old one back in