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It's probably the optical drive at fault, I've come across several Clamshells with faulty optical drives that will only boot off original media or a newly burnt CD (on high quality CD-R media).

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Unless it is the CD version of 10.4, 10.4 came in a DVD and those Tangerine iBooks only had CD drives in them.

 

Try the OS9 CD if you got it.

 

Edit: 10.2 and 10.3 also came in CD, not DVD. So if you have them you can try to boot from them.

Edited by Elfen

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Thanks guys,Elfen right,it's only got a CD drive,an USB.ive got 10.3 on CD and I can't get past the locked screen,if I just boot it I get a Mac Face folder,,then, flashing to the ? Mark.it chimes on start but it's some kind of security software I've never come across befor.

Looked at a post about this,it said to Zap pram,it won't even let me do that.what about USB start up,any one ever try that befor.

Thanks again

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Ok that's where iam at know,was in to the Ram last night,2x screws an that's not to bad.replaced it with a different stick,but the same size.The Clam is fun to get at the drive,hope I don't have to open it up.Thanks guys

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Good luck getting those working!

 

My first laptop was a Tangerine iBook, and it is super fun! They're also very sturdy; I must've dropped mine dozens of times, and aside from a CD drive tray that wouldn't stay latched in, it never died. I even left it out in the rain once, and it kept on working!

 

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When I got them,---3 in all' they were all locked,I have one running nicely on Tiger.took me forever to fix it an I don't want to go through

That again,taking it apart.? now here's a crazy idea,isn't the CD drive on the same Buss as the start up drive-00?make a patch cable from the CD drive socket to a external IDE Drive,ID that drive--01 with a SYS on it'an see if it will start up on that.just an Idea?

It's not impossible to fix,just don't want to take it apart,I remember to well the Clam.

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Changing RAM is super simple: remove the keyboard by pulling the two clips on top and lifting, remove the AirPort card, if installed, and remove two screws to gain full access to the RAM. You don't have to disassemble anything beyond that.

 

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