Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 11, 2009, 09:35 PM   #1
td241
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Replace DC-in board on iBook G4 (1.2)

Hello All,

Sorry if this post overlaps with other posts, but I couldn't find the exact answer I'm looking for in my searches.

I have a 1.2GHz iBook G4 12" that I recently bought used from a friend for $200. It had been working fine. I shut the machine down and brought it to my mother's house to give it to her, and it was dead.

The iBook will not respond at all when attempting to turn the computer on. I used another battery and power cord, none of which made any difference. To the best of my knowledge, the iBook will also no longer charge any battery.

I also reset the PMU.

I'm not sure if the problem is the logic board or if it could maybe be a DC-in board, which I could take off (yet) another dead iBook I have. Or, could it be another problem I'm not thinking of?

Thanks for your help,

Thomas
td241 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 11, 2009, 09:38 PM   #2
SkyBell
macrumors 603
 
SkyBell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Quote:
Originally Posted by td241 View Post
Hello All,

Sorry if this post overlaps with other posts, but I couldn't find the exact answer I'm looking for in my searches.

I have a 1.2GHz iBook G4 12" that I recently bought used from a friend for $200. It had been working fine. I shut the machine down and brought it to my mother's house to give it to her, and it was dead.

The iBook will not respond at all when attempting to turn the computer on. I used another battery and power cord, none of which made any difference. To the best of my knowledge, the iBook will also no longer charge any battery.

I also reset the PMU.

I'm not sure if the problem is the logic board or if it could maybe be a DC-in board, which I could take off (yet) another dead iBook I have. Or, could it be another problem I'm not thinking of?

Thanks for your help,

Thomas
Generally, an iBook with a dead DC-in board will still turn on with a known working battery. I might be wrong, but the DC-in board doesn't sound like the problem.
__________________
MR's PowerPC Fangirl
eMac 1.42 GHz G4 - 10.4.11
iBook G4, iBook G3 (x2) iMac G3 (x2, Gone )
Black MacBook C2D 2.2 GHz - 10.6.8 / Windows 7
SkyBell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2009, 11:07 PM   #3
td241
Thread Starter
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
I let the battery charge in my other ibook for a while, then put that battery back in the dead unit. it began working and even charging. I had reset the PMU earlier to no avail, so i'm not sure why the ibook changed its mind...

thank you!
td241 is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Power Cord or DC In Board on iBook G4 oSutrooper PowerPC Macs 1 May 22, 2009 11:08 PM
DIY replacing DC-in Board on ibook g4 JessicaPNG PowerPC Macs 3 May 11, 2009 02:56 PM
replacing hard drive on ibook g4 mrrogers PowerPC Macs 5 Jan 8, 2006 02:57 AM
HELP! How to replace combo drive on iBook G4 by myself! tristanman Macintosh Computers 9 Nov 18, 2005 06:35 PM
ram upgrade on ibook g4 1,2 gHz mackecco Macintosh Computers 10 Jan 3, 2005 01:03 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:46 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC