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Try starting up from your system installation disk, Insert the disk and start up holding down the "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities -> Disk Utility and see if the drive shows up on the left. If so, try to repair it. If not replace the drive. Here's how: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iBook-G4-12-Inch-1-33-GHz-Hard-Drive-Replacement/703/1
be sure to get a ATA/IDE drive not a SATA drive
Try starting up from your system installation disk, Insert the disk and start up holding down the "C" key. Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities -> Disk Utility and see if the drive shows up on the left. If so, try to repair it. If not replace the drive. Here's how: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iBook-G4-12-Inch-1-33-GHz-Hard-Drive-Replacement/703/1
be sure to get a ATA/IDE drive not a SATA drive

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Original post by: mayer ,

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Try starting up from your system installation disk,  Insert the disk and start up holding down the "C" key.  Go to the second screen pull down menu to Utilities -> Disk Utility and see if the drive shows up on the left.  If so, try to repair it.  If not replace the drive.

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