I need a booting Mac Christmas Miracle for my powerbook, Please.
For some reson my Mac isn't booting the OS.
This is within the past hour.
Here is what happened:
1. I tried to hook it up to my mother's wireless (whose computer may or may not be compromised by any number of programs*) but it didn't work because she couldn't remember her password.
2. I then went ahead to the ethernet cord from her router and answered some email and checked on a couple of things.
3. When I was done, I shut down my computer and plugged it in so it could charge up for our little Christmas eve day-trip.
4. Just now, when I went to turn it back on so I could work while she drove, it won't boot.
Here is the message I get:
"no active package
Apple Powerbook5, 6 4.9. 1f3 Boot ROM built on 07/13/05 at 12:26:00
Welcome to Open Firmware, the system time and date is: 12/24/2010 20:16:03
To continue booting, type "mac-boot" and press return.
To shut down, type "shut-down" and press return
I tried the "mac-boot" option and got a flash of my regular grey booting screen and then it went to a gey screen with a little flashing question mark in the folder icon in the center of the screen.
I tried shutting it down and removing the cord and battery, letting it sit, and then restarting, same thing.
I googled for it and got the apple help page. I do not understand it very well. Here: This is the apple thread
I don't have the OS disk with me here.
I am running OSX.3.9
Is there anything i can do or try?
I have nothing here except the computer itself and the power cord and won't have anything until Tuesday when I get back to my office.
Is there anything I can try or am I screw for the time being? I really need to be able to use m computer for the next three days and it is going to be a huge problem if I cannot.
Thanks so much guys, you just don't know what your help means. I appreciate it.
*It does not seem right that random words across multiple pages online show up with highlighted links that are ads - especially since some of the pages are MINE and I coded them and am 100% sure that there are no ads there. e.g. three or four words on the page I am typing into right now are links in the text and I don't think Mathowie is going that route with the ads...