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I am afraid the hard drive is probably going to need to be replaced. I had an issue with my internal drive performing a dissappearing act, and naturally replaced the drive and reinstalled Tiger. Then, restart it while holding the "C" key down. This time an IBM Travelstar that came out of a PowerBook G3. his explanation

If I hold C with mac os x 10.4 disc inserted, after the 'select language' screen, you get an alert saying "This software cannot be installed on this computer" If you Why won't my Code::Blocks program run on Mac? If that is the case what should it be replaced with for reliabilty and if a authorized repair service does the work will I even have an option? I'm going to tackle that tonight.

It seems to be getting worse as time goes on. as i say i have run hardware utility on the install disc, and ended up with the error code. It seems silly to continue to have the logic board heating up so much from the internal drive if its not necessary...at least until Apple resolves this. #16 Photomac, May Based on the above my questions are as follows: What's the likelihood that I have a bad ATA cable connecting the drive to the logic board?

Here's a page that talks about jumper cables/switches: http://www.onlinecomputertips.com/hardwa... they have been helpful in the past - mostly with sales of stuff but they do seem to know what's what technically too. You can only upload files of type 3GP, 3GPP, MP4, MOV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, or RM. http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/ibook-start-up-hardware-test-error-code.850987/ Is there something else that l should try first?

This seems to be related to the operating temperature of the iBook, as it doesn't happen on a cold bootup. In the meantime, would it matter if I remove the internal drive from the iBook and only use an external firewire drive? I never thought I was going to be one of those people who had to tell the repair shop "I swore it doing it at home..." View Support Apple Support Communities Shop the Apple Online Store (1-800-MY-APPLE), visit an Apple Retail Store, or find a reseller.

  1. I have a iBook G4 12" 1 GHz with 1.25 GB of RAM (fully tested by memtest, by the way).
  2. Now, after replacing the drive and reinstalling, I seem to have similar problems with the new drive.
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harry63 Fresh-Faced Recruit Join Date:Dec 2005 Status: Offline Jan 22, 2006, 11:51 AM My G4 ibook running panther will stall unless I tilt the whole laptop about 30-45 degrees. http://www.macworld.co.uk/forum/mac-help-tips-31/hardware-failure-4410979/ Anyway, it's worth the $10 to buy the enclosure I'm Perfect View Public Profile Visit Hi I'm Ben's homepage! That unfortunately did not fix the problem. Why isn't Apple acknowledging that there's a problem and doing something about it rather than not standing behind their product?

It was mostly unresponsive even when that happened. news I just wanted to share my experience and alert people before buying an ibook. most people who have macs would say one of the reasons they love macs so much is because they are impressively well made machines. Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More...

Can you give me any more information? They can't duplicate the problem and tilting solution at all. Please do report back on your progress with Apple. have a peek at these guys I have to tilt my ibook to get it to work!!!

ecodoc999 replied… Likes # 0 Posted 10 Apr 06 doctorajs,I would call apple care, explain the situation to them and get authorisation to take the computer to the local service provider.They In the past they've refused to even speak with me without paying per minute...even, it seems while they have me on hold. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password?

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I started getting -50 errors and was unable to save files in any application (Mail database, iTunes library file, etc.). When I run the hardware test, I get an error code for mass storage that says 2STF/1/4. Apple iMac Desktop Have a manual for Apple Mac Desktops? Both the ATA controller and the FireWire controller are on the I/O chip, and work independently (more-or-less).

fingerpost replied… Likes # 0 Posted 10 Apr 06 doctorajs,heres a link to a search of the apple discussions, which will give some background.http://discussions.apple.com/search.jspa?search=Go&q=2STF%2F1%2F4. Apple charges $49.95 per incident for out-of-warranty support calls. On Sale Now 2 Answers Filter by: Most Helpful Newest Oldest Chosen Solution rj713 Rep: 77.7k 349 75 139 Posted: 08/23/2010 Options Permalink History Hi, I am including a link to check my blog Is there a way to tell the difference without buying one and seeing if it fixes the problem?

Regarding the offer for help, thanks a lot. When I mentioned this problem over the phone, the technician mentioned my problem as a software one! After installing a different HD, without an OS, into my iBook, I've let the computer run for about six hours straight, and the internal drive is still being recognised. Test won't let me go beyond this point.

Try installing 10.4 onto the external HDD using the G4/1.33 ... The optical drive ALWAYS shows up and functions correctly. I cannot boot reliably from the internal hard drive but have no problem booting and running from an external firewire drive. What does this mean?

Regards #4 sshivaji, Apr 20, 2006 Lt Major Burns uix_expand uix_collapse "Dicky" Charlteston-Burns Joined: Jan 27, 2005 Messages: 3,332 Likes Received: 3 no, what you have just done is condemn Do you have an external Firewire drive available. I do hope this works. #13 Photomac, May 29, 2006 DeltaMac uix_expand uix_collapse Tech Joined: Jun 20, 2001 Messages: 8,363 Likes Received: 67 Photomac said: ... edd View Public Profile Find More Posts by e-dard Hi I'm Ben Mac Elite Join Date:Dec 2001 Location:Chicago Status: Offline Jan 28, 2006, 03:33 PM

In the past they've refused to even speak with me without paying per minute...even, it seems while they have me on hold. ... They did fix my logic board past the warranty after I asked nicely. At this point, I am just hoping to get a MacBook out of my claim, since all the parts seem to be failing. #15 division, May 29, 2006 Photomac uix_expand When I run the Apple Hardware Test, I get NO errors on the logic board test.