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Jun 24, 2007, 11:12 AM
I have a G3 iBook and just the other day the display stopped working. There were no signs of the display going bad, it's just went. Am I able to boot the iBook via Target Disk Mode on my PowerBook and run the iBook Hardware Test CD on it? Also, can I reboot my PowerBook and choose the iBook as the startup volume?

I know how to do Target Disk Mode but the latter I'm not sure about.



Fleetwood Mac
Jun 24, 2007, 12:21 PM
If you boot the PB from the iBook and run the hardware test it will test the PowerBook instead of the iBook. Target Disk mode turns the computer into a big, expensive firewire hard drive.

If you want to run the hardware test, you should rope yourself a monitor and do it that way. Hopefully is the display and not the logic board.

Jun 24, 2007, 01:06 PM
Thanks Fleetwood,

I found out that the HW test only works on that specific model, which I knew, but didn't know if it would work with how I had it set up. Looks like the external display connection is the old Apple one so I'm out of luck testing that here. Bummer.