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iBook G4 - Gray / White screen

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Richard Rodamar Calculating status...
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Aug 19, 2010 7:27 AM
Wow I've been trying to get her to start and go.
Shift key hold,P-ram,hold C for CD,Command + opt. , commandOpt.+shiftdeltete
and none of them did any good. Oh also command+esc.
I did get to a point were there was a EU stop sign and still no go,each time I would have to hold down the shutdown / start up button to move on.
Help IS Welcomed.
Why this happen I do not know the G4 is used by my Wife and she said that it just to happen for no reason .
iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 19, 2010 7:39 AM (in response to Richard Rodamar)
    MBP 2.4 GHz 6 GB RAM, 500/7200 Seagate HDD; VMwFusion: XP Pro, Ubuntu, Mac OS X (10.6.4), PismoG4/550, 120/5400 Seagate HDD (10.4.11); Beige G3 OS 8.6
  • cornelius Level 6 Level 6 (17,825 points)
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    Aug 19, 2010 5:44 PM (in response to Richard Rodamar)
    Richard:

    As I said, it does not look good. If you are not able to boot from the Hard Disk Drive, or boot into Safe or Single User Mode, nor from the optical drive it is difficult to run any kind of diagnostics. The only mode that you have not yet tried is booting via firewire, either from a bootable volume on an external firewire drive connected to the computer holding down the Option key to startup or via Firewire Target Disk Mode with the assistance of a second firewire Mac.

    The other option is to make an appointment at your nearest Genius Bar and have them take a look. There is no charge for looking or on the spot repairs they make and they will give you an idea of what is wrong and what it will cost to have it fixed.

    Good luck.

    cornelius
    MBP 2.4 GHz 6 GB RAM, 500/7200 Seagate HDD; VMwFusion: XP Pro, Ubuntu, Mac OS X (10.6.4), PismoG4/550, 120/5400 Seagate HDD (10.4.11); Beige G3 OS 8.6
  • S.U. Level 6 Level 6 (8,360 points)
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    Aug 20, 2010 9:41 AM (in response to Richard Rodamar)
    Here's a link to the prohibitory sign:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1892?viewlocale=en_US

    I can sympathize, since I have the exact same problem with a PowerMacG4 MDD. I think the original problem started with a failing hard drive, but now the keyboard no longer works so it can't see any keyboard commands.

    The genius bar has a store feed they can use to boot the computer and run a hardware test. That would probably be a good thing to do to find out what is really wrong. That's what I plan to do with the PowerMac if I can't get it going again.

    It might not hurt to try reseating the RAM. Didn't help me, but it's probably worth a try.

    Good luck!
    MBP, 17"hi res, 2.4GHz Intel Core Duo, 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iBook G4, 800 MHz; PowerMac G4 867 DP(MDD); PB G3 PDQ; PB 145B; Bondi Blue Rev B
  • Ron6962 Calculating status...
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    Aug 20, 2010 4:12 PM (in response to Richard Rodamar)
    Richard:
    I am having the exact same problem with my iBook G4 14". Have you resolved your issue yet? Thanks.
    iBook G4 14", Mac OS X (10.3.x), iBook G4 won't start up from HD or CD

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