Only booting up in Darwin


My ibook has been booting up only in Darwin(black screen looks like old DOS start up). I have used the start up disk to troubleshoot the software and an error did not surface. I followed the trouble shooting site for apple, but know one could figure out my next step. I did a hardware test ibook version 2.2.1 and the following error message came up: Memory Error detected error code 2MEM/1/4:D1MM1/J7. That was all it found. I took it to the genius bar and the print out they gave me stated "failing AHT RAM test." I dont have the extra cash to get it repaired by Apple. Could anyone help me please. I love this ibook and I want it to last a little longer until I can afford to purchase a new one.

Thank you to anyone who can help.


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Remove your memory and try to boot with installed memory only. If successful you have a bad memory stick. Replace it and all should be good. Ralph

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The error you provided indicates the RAM soldered on the logic board has failed. You could try adding a

RAM module in the expansion slot, to see if the computer will use it instead of the onboard RAM.

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