iBook Clamshell just up and died....help please

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iBook Clamshell just up and died....help please

I have an iBook and was on Yahoo messenger when it crashed. It gave an error that said something to the effect of:

External Shell corrupted. Panicking dumping external memories....then it went black. I turned it off and then on and it is just black screen. Could anybody explain how....can I save anything? Can I make it work?

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Can you boot from CD?

Are you able to boot from a Mac OS installer CD?

Hold down the "C" key at startup - if there's no CD in the drive it should open then to allow you to insert the disk.

Once you get to the installer, run Disk Utility and repair your HD. Keep us posted on your progress.

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more info?

I'm sorry you're having trouble. Im sure someone here can help, to whit, here are a few questions any repair person would need to know:

What operating system are you running? OS X? 10.1? 10.2? 10.3? 10.4?

What color is the blank screen? Grey? Blue? Black?

Do you get the chime when you turn it on?

What have you tried?

If you are running OS X, have you started up with command - S held down to run fsck? Do you know what I am referring to? ( http://macs.about.com/b/a/141442.htm )

These are just a few questions to get you started with providing info to point your troubleshooting in the right direction.

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iBook Clamshell just up and died....help please

thanks so far. Well the operating system is OS 10.3.2.....the screen just turned black. There is nothing on start up....just black. thanks for any help....I will try anything

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did dell make that laptop? :-

did dell make that laptop? Smile just feeling your pain!!

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what a coincidence

like..... oh my god, i like cant believe that you are having same like problem as me ......
i got the exact same message at the exact same time, and thought you might like to know that i was like...... frantic....
but i spent some time in a really really like accomodating cafe..... burning...... like shit that i needed... and then reinstalled from like scratch and all is well,
like finally.
she is chiming and humming like new
hope this some help to you.... i know how like....frustrating all this can be

may the force be with you
snaffs

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