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ibook clamshell

Message #1 - Posted 2005/06/10 - musicrocks

Hello,
I was wondering if there would be any way to fix an Apple iBook Clamshell, it turns on but keeps rebootting itself. I'd also like to be able to do this fairly cheaply.

thnx,

steve

Message #2 - Posted 2005/06/10 - Bill

Previously, musicrocks wrote:

Hello,
I was wondering if there would be any way to fix an Apple iBook Clamshell, it turns on but keeps rebootting itself. I'd also like to be able to do this fairly cheaply.

thnx,

steve

Does it boot properly from the CD that came with it? To boot from the CD, hold down the C key during startup.

If it boots OK from the CD, then you have a problem with the system on the HD, or with the HD itself.

Run Disk First Aid form the CD to check out the HD.

If THE HD is OK, try doing a Clean Install of the OS, then see if the machine boots Ok from the newly installed system.

If the HD is not OK, and DFA can't correct it, then it may need a new HD. You can get suitable HDs cheap from a variety of sources. However, I think it may not be so easy to replace the HD in that model of iBook. I just don't know. Maybe it is readily accessible, but maybe not.

If it does not boot OK from the CD, then something else is wrong, and it will need to go for diagnosis and repair. Some places that service older Macs include:
Powerbookguy.com
PBParts.com
MacResQ.com

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Message #3 - Posted 2005/06/11 - musicrocks

Does it boot properly from the CD that came with it? To boot from the CD, hold down the C key during startup.

If it boots OK from the CD, then you have a problem with the system on the HD, or with the HD itself.

Run Disk First Aid form the CD to check out the HD.

If THE HD is OK, try doing a Clean Install of the OS, then see if the machine boots Ok from the newly installed system.

If the HD is not OK, and DFA can't correct it, then it may need a new HD. You can get suitable HDs cheap from a variety of sources. However, I
think it may not be so easy to replace the HD in that model of iBook. I
just don't know. Maybe it is readily accessible, but maybe not.

If it does not boot OK from the CD, then something else is wrong, and it
will need to go for diagnosis and repair. Some places that service older
Macs include:
Powerbookguy.com
PBParts.com
MacResQ.com

Okay thanks a lot!

steve

Message #4 - Posted 2005/06/11 - Cathy Stevenson

Previously, musicrocks wrote:

Hello,
I was wondering if there would be any way to fix an Apple iBook Clamshell, it turns on but keeps rebootting itself. I'd also like to be able to do this fairly cheaply.

Try resetting the PMU. How this is done in various models of iBook can be found at Apple support:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449

Disk First Aid is a minimal disk utility. If you have TechToolPro, you may want to try that. Ditto Disk Warrior.

Cheapest: if it will boot from the system disk, erase, reformat and reinstall the system.

Cathy

thnx,

steve

"there's a dance or two in the old dame yet." - mehitabel

C.Stevenson, M.D.
cats1921@invalidsonic.net

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