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 Post subject: powerbook boots into a special screen
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:13 pm 
Hello,

I have a powerbook. When I power it, I get a blue/gray screen with the following icons. Left has a half circular arrow. Middle a Mac Hard Disk, and the right has an arrow. Clicking on the arrow boots the laptop normally. I have tried resetting my PRAM etc, but everytime I boot up, I get this screen. Any suggestions ? Nothing seems to work.


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 Post subject: Re: powerbook boots into a special screen
PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:22 pm 
If I boot the laptop with the 'C' key held down, it boots fine.


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 Post subject: Re: powerbook boots into a special screen
PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:36 pm 
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That is the option boot menu. Unless your option button is stuck down, try booting up with Apple-Option-o-f to go into Open Firmware then type in the following

reset-nvram
set-defaults
reset-all

The machine should then reboot itself and it should be fixed.


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 Post subject: Re: powerbook boots into a special screen
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:09 am 
Tried that, and still the same result.


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 Post subject: Re: powerbook boots into a special screen
PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:02 am 
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I guess next I would try running disk utility and repairing the drive and permissions. after that.. i may be out of ideas.


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