Powerbook: No Logo
July 20, 2009 9:41 AM Subscribe
Powerbook G4 won't boot up. I hear the chime, get a gray screen, but NO apple logo or spinning wheel.
posted by DiscourseMarker to Computers & Internet (17 answers total)
This is a circa- late 2003 1.25GHz PB running OS 10.5. something. Yesterday, my husband was trying to open some Word 2008 docs he had saved on this laptop. Word would not open, it just kept bouncing in the dock, and we could not get it to force quit, so he did a forced shut down of the computer. Ever since then I cannot get the computer to boot past the gray screen.
I have tried resetting the PRAM, but it still sticks at the gray screen, same with resetting the PMU and trying a safe boot. It never progresses to the Apple Logo, just stays on the gray screen. When I pressed my ear to the keyboard I heard a few clicks from the HD after trying to start up, but now there's no sound.