Having Problems with my Ibook G3

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by msulaimain, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
    When I turn on the laptop it makes the noise like its coming on. I can hear the computer running but the screen is still black. Ok now when I start it and it does turn on, the apple screen comes up and it loads perfectly fine. I can see the icons on the bottom of the screen. The mouse moves and seems to be working normal. As soon as I click an icon to go into a program lines start running on the screen, kind of like how old tv's with bad reception used to. And then it goes back to the home screen but its frozen, the mouse doesn't move keys don't work, nothing. please someone help me figure out what the problem could be???
  2. macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Try visiting this URL, see if it freezes here.

    Good Luck, somethings just get old. Look at this way, if it was a PC it wouldve died 5 years ago.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
  4. macrumors 6502

    Dec 26, 2009
    Sounds like a failing GPU or LCD inverter to me. The laptop's so old I doubt it would cost less to fix it than to get a new machine, though. Sorry.

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