Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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My laptop won't completely boot up.

I hit the power button and hard restarted my computer due to Safari freezing. The machine restarted, the apple came up in the white screen then goes to blue screen instead of Leopard background. Now all I can do is hit hard restart and it will do the same thing. Apple/white screen then to blue.

It will restart in safe mode but it won't do anything. Any thoughts other than logic board?

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You can first try starting in Safe Mode by holding down the Shift key. Next try booting from your installation disk by holding the "Option" key down. This will load the bootloader, where can choose the OSX installation disk to boot from. On about the second page you will see the drop down menu at the top of the screen. Go to Utilities - Disk utility and run the verify. If needed run the repair. Then try booting from the hard drive. If this fails reinstall the system.

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Hmm, it could be that some kernel is corrupted. Have you tried booting from the Leopard install disc?

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Probably need to reset the PRAM.

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Change hard drive on a aluminum 12" Powerbook G4 after replacing hard drive I tried installing 10.5 it asked for base system, put in 10.4 it asked for 10.3. put in a copy of 10.3 and nothing, it just flashes the question mark, file and the two faces what can I do.

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