Released in 2003, the iBook G4 replaced the iBook G3 as Apple's portable consumer computer.

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it chimes, logo, spinning wheel and then it shut off?

it chimes, logo, spinning wheel and then it shut off ?

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It may help us to know the exact model if you can give us that.

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Try booting it from a system disk, holding down the "C" key. Keep us updated so we can proceed troubleshooting.

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i have the same problem but i do not have the discs!!!! what will i do?? where can i get the disc...

O sx 10.8.5

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First start a new question. List which processor you have and how much RAM. There is no OSX 10.8.5, there is a 10.5.8, do you have a retail10.5 installation disk?

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Sounds like the problem I am currently rectifying. I have an iMac G5 1.8Ghz model and same thing boots to the logo and spinning spinning and shutdown. I managed to get it booted into disc warrior and started a repair and it locked up. So I decided to use Techtool Pro and successfully did the repair. I repaired 3 times back to back to ensure it was good. After the repair I lost the visual of my HD on boot and got the little man wondering what to boot to. So Now I have booted into my installation disc and and currently formatting and will proceed to reinstall. If all goes well it should get through. If not I will have to go buy a new hard drive and swap. If that fails, by by logic board. I suggest you keep in the back of your mind that if it is not bad sectors and repair doesn't work. Check out a new hard drive, keep in mind what type you need. If that fails then hit up a logic board. Google does wonders. I figure buying new hard drive and if necessary logic board it is still cheaper than an apple retailer fix. $300 to replace the HD. Ca you imagine on cost for both HD and LB??

I am not an Apple Guru. I play the wing it game, but I do some homework first. Much cheaper this way. I know I just cluttered everything into a long paragraph but I hope my info helps.

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