or Connect
AppleInsider › Forums › General › Genius Bar › Little black box. (iBook freezes on startup)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Little black box. (iBook freezes on startup)

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
When I start up my school's idiotBook. It only gets to the grey screen with the darker grey apple logo, then a little black rectangle with small blue squares and random red and blue pixels appears over the leaf part of the apple logo and it freezes there. Anyone know what is wrong?
post #2 of 16
Clearly user error. You do realize that iBooks are trained to sense the disposition of those in contact with it and will sometimes refuse to work if there exists hostility or contempt, don't you?

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
Reply

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
Reply
post #3 of 16
Quote:
Originally posted by diabolic
When I start up my school's idiotBook.

Talking like that is not a good way to get people around here to help you. Also, this thread is in the wrong forum.
Room to Rant
Frodo's Notebook
Model: TiBook, Speed: 500mhz, RAM: 512 megs, OS: 10.4.1, Name: Rendezvous
Reply
Room to Rant
Frodo's Notebook
Model: TiBook, Speed: 500mhz, RAM: 512 megs, OS: 10.4.1, Name: Rendezvous
Reply
post #4 of 16
Obviously something is messed up eh? Sounds like you need to boot it up from the System Install CD and run disk utility. Maybe the system got corrupt somehow, and needs a re-install. Since its a school machine why don't you just turn it in and say "fix it".
bah!
Reply
bah!
Reply
post #5 of 16
Moving to Genius Bar.
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
"...within intervention's distance of the embassy." - CvB

Original music:
The Mayflies - Black earth Americana. Now on iTMS!
Becca Sutlive - Iowa Fried Rock 'n Roll - now on iTMS!
Reply
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
ah em...can anyone here help me with this problem?

Turn it in too whom? I know the more about this stuff than anyone in my school. I pretty much am the tech guy there.

edited for clarity. -alcimedes
post #7 of 16
sorry, this post no longer makes sense after the above was cleaned up. -alcimedes (well, that and it contained the offensive material.)

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
Reply

 

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.” 
-Sagan
Reply
post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Can someone please help this guy? He may not be nice, but it wouldn't hurt to slip him a hint or two. -alcimedes
post #9 of 16
Friendly little fellow, isn't he?
post #10 of 16
awww little diabolic wore himself out, he needs a nap.
orange you just glad?
Reply
orange you just glad?
Reply
post #11 of 16
Someone needs to give diabolic a chill pill. Where is Anders when we need him?

Diabolic: I think your gonna get that ban your asking for, beware of the mighty admin stick.
Come waste your time with me

In a world without doors or walls, there is no need for Gates or Windows
Reply
Come waste your time with me

In a world without doors or walls, there is no need for Gates or Windows
Reply
post #12 of 16
there is some big problem with your laptop, rare, but since it's the school's highly possible Since you have no powers of your own to do anything to it, bring it to an office official or your teacher, they'll probably give you a new one.
The bored one.
Reply
The bored one.
Reply
post #13 of 16
Would you quiet down you're making us look bad.
orange you just glad?
Reply
orange you just glad?
Reply
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
Anyone here beat 6 foot? No? Then quit calling me little :-þ

Where is my ban?!?!? Ban me!
post #15 of 16
I'm 6'4 \
orange you just glad?
Reply
orange you just glad?
Reply
post #16 of 16
diabolic, have you read through the FAQ at the top of this thread? it contains a variety of actions you can take to try and get your machine up and running again.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Genius Bar
AppleInsider › Forums › General › Genius Bar › Little black box. (iBook freezes on startup)