PowerPC :: IBook G4 - Blue Screen With Black Box Asking To Restart Computer

Feb 8, 2009

Everytime I turn it on I get a black box asking to shut down or restart the mac. I have managed to get it to turn on to powersave and managed to update the software. Thought it might help but just made it worse - it won't boot up at all now past an apple symbol with a little swirly thingy underneath (I apologise now for my lack of intelligence when it comes to computers/knowledge/names of things!) The first time I managed to boot the computer up it came up with the grey screen and a little folder flashing between a face and a question mark which I assume meant it couldn't find anything but that appears to have gone away now. I bought this computer new from Apple about 2 - 3 years ago and no disks were provided with it.

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PowerPC :: IBook Won't Boot Anymore - Restart Your Computer?

Dec 24, 2007

I get a message saying "You must restart your computer." (hold down the power key, blah blah).

I've researched a little bit, and apparently its indicative of a kernel panic.

It's not booting from CD either.... what's going on?

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Feb 4, 2008

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Aug 7, 2007

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Dec 13, 2007

After installing an app ('Detour') I was asked to (or it was suggested that I should) restart my computer. I did so, and now my 1.33GHz iBook G4 turns on - but it will not go any further than a blank blue screen (after the initial grey screen that appears.) Thankfully, all my data is on an external drive. I keep my music and footage which I have shot on there amongst other things. I also have a backup on my external via Time Machine of all my data which I keep on the iBook drive, so nothing should be lost.

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Oct 3, 2008

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I was given an ibook g4 a1133 but when i boot it all i get is the blue screen with acursor on it which i can move and nothing else.It gets past the loading osx then thats when i see the blue screen, have tried ti install linux but do not seem to be able to boot from the cd using the c key nothing happens .As I am new to macs I need some help if that is possible, so any advice would be appreciated I have no discs with it so am unable see what os version is installed or any information at all, that so far I have been able to get.

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Sep 23, 2008

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Dec 20, 2009

I was on the internet with my iBook G4 the system froze for over 10 minutes so i did a hard shutdown of the system (held the power button) When I attempted to turn the computer back on, the start up chime played then showed the grey apple screen, attempted to start up then went to a blue screen and now stays that way. I have attempted to change the PRAM and PMU to no avail, I also restarted in safe mode but all i got there was a different blue screen with no desktop icons.

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Apr 30, 2007

My iBook will not display anything on its screen. Rather, it just remains black. One time, the screen did come on, but then shortly after booting, it flickered a lot and then went black again. A year ago, something similiar happened and when I took it to be serviced (when I had AppleCare), they had to send it away and have a new logic board installed. Now this machine is out of warrenty and and I am not sure what to do, or even if it is the same problem. Any suggestions?? Thanks!

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Nov 27, 2006

My wife has a three-year old iBook G4 and yesterday while she was doing some work, the screen just went black. By the time she brought it to me the machine was shut down. I hit the power button and it started to boot up, but about five seconds later it shut itself down again.

I kept playing with it and I was able to get back in to OS X and I played with it for a few minutes and all seemed fine. I then shut the screen and put it to sleep, then when I tried to wake it back up it shut itself down once again.

After a few more tries of getting it back in to the OS I was able to get all her files off the hard drive, but the problem is still there.

My guess is that it's the logic board, but that's just a guess.

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Jun 5, 2008

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Jul 24, 2008

I was using my ibook just now, when suddenly, the screen went black, as if it were sleeping. I don't know if it was sleeping, but it would not wake up. I turned it off, and tried to turn it back on. But when it comes on, I just hear the fan. The apple logo does not light up. I'm not sure what's wrong.

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Feb 21, 2009

A friend of mine has an ibook clamshell with black marks on the screen. He sent me a picture but I really can't tell if it is a broken screen or pixels or something else.

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Aug 10, 2008

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Below is the log from the latest report: 
Anonymous UUID:       7E9ECFC6-2275-1966-C858-56615F0EFD1F  
Thu Sep 11 08:33:35 2014
panic(cpu 1 caller 0xffffff7f839fef7c): "GPU Panic: [<None>] 3 3 7f 0 0 0 0 3 : NVRM[0/1:0:0]: Read Error 0x00000100: CFG 0xffffffff 0xffffffff 0xffffffff, BAR0 0xd2000000 0xffffff80e4392000 0x0a5480a2, D0, P3/4
"@/SourceCache/AppleGraphicsControl/AppleGraphicsControl-3.6.22/src/Apple MuxControl/kext/GPUPanic.cpp:127
[code]...

Info:
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Aug 25, 2009

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Sep 13, 2008

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Apr 1, 2012

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Aug 9, 2007

I have an iBook G4 (1.25g memory and 1ghz processor) running Tiger. I have never had any problems with my iBook in the past and now it seems the second my warranty expires I do. I was using it earlier today and the entire thing just locked up for the first time ever and little lines started appearing on the screen. I turned it off and rebooted it and it froze on the Grey screen, I repeated and it keeps doing the same things. It actually loaded a few times and then promptly froze. I tried booting from the CD and it freezes right on the screen to select your language (if it gets that far).

I went into applejack/single user (which runs fine) and repaired disk/repaired permissions/cleaned up system files/ and cleaned up virtual memory. I also used the fsck -y check disk which I'm assuming is the same as typing in 'applejack' and then selecting 1 (But I thought I would use it anyway). The first time I ran fsck it said it changed a system file. I then ran it again and it said that the HD seemed okay. Assuming that fixed the problem I restarted my computer and it froze...again. Or is there a way to reformat from single user?

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Mar 21, 2009

I've used Boot Camp to create a 32GB partition and install Windows XP (SP2 home edition) on my alu iMac (2.66 Ghz, 4GB RAM).

I used the FAT format to allow transfer of files between the Mac partition and the Windows one.

After booting Windows, I put in my original Leopard install DVD as directed, and the Boot Camp installer automatically came up.

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Jun 19, 2012

I have a MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz/250GB HDD/2GB RAM that won't turn on, unless I leave the power button pressed, in which case, as you all know, the computer turns off again. It started about 3 days ago. Set the computer to sleep, shut it closed, took it to another room and opened it. The MBP gave me the blue screen, then black and then... nothing.At first I thought it was the HDD, but now I'm having second thoughts. I now think it's the cpu fan.

Info:
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May 1, 2008

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May 9, 2008

I have an ibook g4. It freezes at the blue screen with the apply on it. The little circle goes around and around but nothing happens. I took it to an apple technician yesterday who told me the hard drive is toast so I should just throw it away. (Actually, he offered to take the keyboard.) When you do the fsck -fy it says that the hard drive was repaired sucessfully. Is it possible to have a hard drive that is bad and a message which says it has been repaired successfully? I don't mind having the hard drive replaced if that is what is wrong. I do not have any of the install discs any longer.

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