Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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My mac iBook will not load up

when turned on the computer will not load up. I get a gray screen with an apple. When left a while it starts to load but the apple disappears and a no symbole appears

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Most probably a hard drive failure. Try starting from the installation disk by inserting disk and holding down the "C" key on startup. Then try running Disk Utilities on the hard drive. Let us know the results and we can walk you through a hard drive replacement and recovery attempt.

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Try booting into single user mode. Right after you turn it on, hold "Command,"and "S." If it boots succesfully, it will show a black screen with a prompt. In the prompt, type "fsck -fy" this will force checking on the disk, and attempt to fix errors. If you can't get into single user mode, try Mayer"s solution. There's a chance that if niether of these solutions work, you most likely have a bad hard drive.

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