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Chris14
Jan 30, 2008, 12:11 PM
Well, after months of procrastinating, last night I finally worked up the courage to take apart our old iBook G3 with a dead logic board and try to fix the damn thing. Well, I eventually isolated the problem to being the Video Card becoming loose/unsoldered. So, with nothing to lose, I tried this rather extreme fix... :rolleyes:

http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/726/diy-obsolete-ibook-logic-board-repair

And it worked! :eek:

Just wanted to tell someone... whoever else out there who has an infamous dead logic board G3 should give it a try! Of course, there is always the chance I have damaged the ibook even more, but alas the following morning still running fine as it did all those years ago!



apple90
Jan 30, 2008, 02:10 PM
Well, after months of procrastinating, last night I finally worked up the courage to take apart our old iBook G3 with a dead logic board and try to fix the damn thing. Well, I eventually isolated the problem to being the Video Card becoming loose/unsoldered. So, with nothing to lose, I tried this rather extreme fix... :rolleyes:

http://geektechnique.org/projectlab/726/diy-obsolete-ibook-logic-board-repair

And it worked! :eek:

Just wanted to tell someone... whoever else out there who has an infamous dead logic board G3 should give it a try! Of course, there is always the chance I have damaged the ibook even more, but alas the following morning still running fine as it did all those years ago!

Thanks for sharing the information with us. I know exactly how you feel!

And congratulations on fixing your old iBook G3!

Chris14
Mar 16, 2008, 10:27 PM
Forgot to update this page, but unfortunately it stopped working again the day after I did this... disappointing but not entirely unanticipated. Back to the drawing board!