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03/02/2005 09:17:32 PM · #1
i have a 12" powerbook, and whenever i go to turn it on, the screen just turns a blank blue. I have a paper on it that i need to print out cuz its due at 830 in the morning...any have this happen before what do i do? this is not good...i havent even had it for 3 months!
03/02/2005 09:20:04 PM · #2
Remove Windows from the OS.
03/02/2005 09:20:56 PM · #3
i dont have windows on it, just panther. i cant do anything on it at all as of now.
03/02/2005 09:21:49 PM · #4
It was a joke.
03/02/2005 09:23:13 PM · #5
ahh right on. im real smart right now. that would explain bad stuff happening.
03/02/2005 09:26:00 PM · #6
Originally posted by petrakka:

i have a 12" powerbook, and whenever i go to turn it on, the screen just turns a blank blue. I have a paper on it that i need to print out cuz its due at 830 in the morning...any have this happen before what do i do? this is not good...i havent even had it for 3 months!


Call Apple if it is still under warranty. They're pretty Knowledgeable. If it's not they won't even talk to you unless you have a credit card in your hand.
03/02/2005 09:29:49 PM · #7
Ah yes, the blue screen of death... Try looking at the things below, good luck.

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03/02/2005 10:01:23 PM · #8
those all have to do with installing new os's on it etc. i just bought this 3 months ago, am running panther on it and havent reinstalled anything. thanks for the links though. any other ideas anyone? apples customer care is closed right now.
03/02/2005 10:05:29 PM · #9
Remove the battery, wait a minute, then reinsert. Startup holding down command-option-p-r and wait for the startup sound three times, then let it continue. That should clear it up. If not, try starting with the shift key held down.
03/02/2005 10:09:20 PM · #10
yeah what he said........................ he beat me to it
03/02/2005 10:25:42 PM · #11
tried all those things, got the apple logo to pop up for a second and it froze at that. tried restarting again and back to the blue screen. Thanks guys for your ideas though...man this is no good.
03/02/2005 10:27:16 PM · #12
you have a newtwork at home?
...i have never really worked with macs before, so im just wingin it. but with PCs theirs a wake from LAN optio which might help

also, is there anyway to enter a syetm BIOS (do macs have that?)?


Message edited by author 2005-03-02 22:28:29.
03/02/2005 10:30:10 PM · #13
Have yo tried booting with the OX install disk and Repair Permissions? Boot with Install disk then open the Disk Utility and select your hard drive, click on the Repair Permissions button.
03/02/2005 10:57:03 PM · #14
Sounds like THIS might be the problem (if you have a studio display). Otherwise, here's another thing to try...

Startup the computer while holding the S key. you should get a black screen with computer code on it. At the prompt, type "fsck-y" and hit the Enter key. Repeat until no problems are found, then type "reboot" and hit Enter.

Good luck!

Message edited by author 2005-03-02 23:02:32.
03/02/2005 11:13:23 PM · #15
I've never had any problems, but I need to bookmark this little tutorial just in case.
03/03/2005 07:30:01 PM · #16
Any luck?
03/03/2005 07:41:32 PM · #17
Hi
Have you added more RAM recently - sound like a bad RAM issue.

Apple customer service for a new owner is 24/7 - should be calling 1-800-275-2273 - have your serial number ready.

Graham
03/03/2005 07:45:56 PM · #18
I don't own or operate an Apple, but people I know do, they swear by OS 9.1 for the operating system.

BYork
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03/03/2005 08:06:39 PM · #19
Originally posted by Truegsht:

I don't own or operate an Apple, but people I know do, they swear by OS 9.1 for the operating system.

BYork
//www.BigDPhoto.com


What's wrong with OSX?
03/03/2005 10:10:02 PM · #20
Originally posted by nsbca7:

What's wrong with OSX?


It doesn't provide job security for IT repairmen.
03/03/2005 10:13:57 PM · #21
Originally posted by grahamp:

Hi
Have you added more RAM recently - sound like a bad RAM issue.

Apple customer service for a new owner is 24/7 - should be calling 1-800-275-2273 - have your serial number ready.

Graham


Sound advice.

If you're savy enough, you might want to switch your RAM modules (under the keyboard), if you have more than one installed. If this does not work, remove one at a time.
03/03/2005 10:24:26 PM · #22
Originally posted by zeuszen:

Originally posted by grahamp:

Have you added more RAM recently - sound like a bad RAM issue.


Sound advice.


I agree. Powerbooks are especially finicky about RAM. I've had memory go bad in a 12" Powerbook twice at my office.
03/04/2005 07:12:34 PM · #23
This happened to my 12" ibook last November. It is a bad logic board. Go to the apple page and click on the extended logic board repair program link at the bottom of the page. You will have to send it in to be repaired. It took about 4 days for mine, roundtrip.
03/04/2005 07:14:40 PM · #24
Originally posted by rlinn3:

This happened to my 12" ibook last November. It is a bad logic board.


Possibly. We had two repairs under that program, but I believe the problem was specific to iBook logic boards, not PowerBooks.
03/04/2005 08:45:17 PM · #25
I bought a desktop last year and had major problems like the one your having form months. They finally replaced it. You may want to check out the forum post about the late night picture advanture from a few minutes ago, that person was a apple tech email her. just a thought, utherwise put in your install disc or go online to apple to get directions
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