Mac Thread, Faulty HD? in Technical; We've 6 G4 iBook's and one won't boot. It sits there with the spinning wheel so I booted from the ...
28th September 2011, 03:30 PM #1
We've 6 G4 iBook's and one won't boot. It sits there with the spinning wheel so I booted from the install CD and tried the repair option and I'm getting the following:
So does that mean the HD is faulty? If so what are my chances of replacing it? I take it macs are far harder to repair than notebooks .
The volume macintosh hd could not be repaired.
Error: The underlying task reported failure on exit.
1 HFS volume checked
1 volume could not be repaired because of an error
Repair attempted on 1 volume
1 volume could not be repaired
28th September 2011, 03:32 PM #2
iBooks shouldnt be much harder to repair, I would use iFixit: The free repair manual for a guide, used them to take an old powerbook G3 apart and the guides are handy. probably a 2.5" 5400rpm ide drive.
28th September 2011, 03:35 PM #3
try looking at iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz Hard Drive Replacement - iFixit not sure if its your exact one but won't be too far from it.
28th September 2011, 03:40 PM #4
Last edited by markcuk; 28th September 2011 at 03:44 PM.
28th September 2011, 03:46 PM #5
You could also boot in single user mode (power on and hold down cmd+s) and run fsck -fy at the prompt.
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