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

707 Questions View all

only starts up in safe mode

if started up normally, it chimes, the screen comes on with the apple and the spinning wheel. then it goes into a blank blue screen.

However if the shift (safe start-up)key is held down, then it works reasonably, but no sound.

Update

I have done this now,

but 11 items still remain,

repeated many times, and permutations,

still would not repair.

I even found the offending files and replaced them with copies from a working mac, didn't work.

I have photos of the screen, which I have posted on my g-mail account;

http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/cz6...

peter

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

1 Answer

Chosen Solution

Hello Peter, You need to start your computer with the system disk and run disk repair until it reports no trouble found. I am including a link to Apples start difficulty guide. Good luck.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ts1417

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2
Add a comment

Add your answer

peter will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 1

Past 30 Days: 3

All Time: 1,694