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Problem booting an iBook

Message #1 - Posted 2004/11/10 - David Pennington

My daughter has one of the Indigo iBooks and it is failing to boot. It comes up with the ? and the folder icon so its not finding the hard disk. However, when trying to start from the CD (holding C down as we start) it fails there as well so my guess is that it can't find and disks at all. Is this likely to be an on-board battery (not the main power battery) issue or is it something more serious.

Any dieas?

regards

David

Message #2 - Posted 2004/11/10 - Christoph Gartmann

Previously, David Pennington <david@totallyobjects.com> writes:

My daughter has one of the Indigo iBooks and it is failing to boot. It comes up with the ? and the folder icon so its not finding the hard disk. However, when trying to start from the CD (holding C down as we start) it fails there as well so my guess is that it can't find and disks at all. Is this likely to be an on-board battery (not the main power battery) issue or is it something more serious.

Difficult to decide. The on-board battery is for sure the thing I would try first.

Regards,
Christoph Gartmann

Max-Planck-Institut fuer Phone : +49-761-5108-464 Fax: -452 Immunbiologie
Postfach 1169 Internet: gartmann@immunbio dot mpg dot de D-79011 Freiburg, Germany
http://www.immunbio.mpg.de/home/menue.html

Message #3 - Posted 2004/11/10 - David Pennington

On 10 Nov 2004 17:23:12 GMT, Christoph Gartmann wrote:

Previously, David Pennington <david@totallyobjects.com> writes:

My daughter has one of the Indigo iBooks and it is failing to boot. It comes up with the ? and the folder icon so its not finding the hard disk. However, when trying to start from the CD (holding C down as we start) it fails there as well so my guess is that it can't find and disks at all. Is this likely to be an on-board battery (not the main power battery) issue or is it something more serious.

Difficult to decide. The on-board battery is for sure the thing I would try first.

Regards,
Christoph Gartmann

Thanks

Any idea how I get to it?

David

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