I broke my iBook G4 :( Can an Apple Genius help?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iSee, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    I broke my iBook G4 :(. (I took it almost all the way apart to replace a cracked screen frame) Does anyone have a suggestion?

    Cold, it will boot up ok, and work for about 5-10 mintues and then freeze, completely (what was on the screen remains there, but the computer is completely unresponsive--the mouse doesn't even move, etc.)

    If I force a reboot, it starts booting until it reaches the point where the screen turns from grey to blue and then freezes there. If I reboot again and again it will freeze at that same point. If I let it sit for a while (overnight), it will again boot all the way, only to freeze again after about 5 minutes.
    :mad: :( :mad:

    It passes the hardware tests (when booted to the hardware tests and in firewire mode it seems to work indefinitely). I thought it might be overheating--that I somehow messed up the contact between the heatsink and the processors, so I reseated the heatsink using fresh thermal compound--but this didn't help.

    Or should I just give it up and sell it for parts on ebay?
     
  2. macrumors 68040

    Pressure

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    Well, it certainly wouldn't hurt to ask the experts (that being Apple themselves) if they have a solution to your problems.
     
  3. macrumors 68020

    someguy

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    I'm no Apple Genius..

    ...or electrical expert...

    ...by any means...

    ...but it kind of sounds like a short somewhere. Perhaps two logic boards coming in contact with one another, or something just not re-assembled properly.

    Hell if I know, though.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 68040

    iSee

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    Thanks for the suggestions. :)

    A bent pin or something--why not? I've taken this apart several times, so I don't suppose once again would hurt, when I get some time.

    *Sigh* The broken frame I was replacing was just a cosmetic problem, and now I've got a useless computer. *regret, regret, regret*
     
  5. macrumors 68000

    ®îçhå®?

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    as soon as you press the power button, press and hold shift for about 1 minute. This happened to my old PM and i started it up like this, got all of my important files off it and then turned it off. It was a logic board problem but i cant be bothered to switch the logic board so i got an ibook for free to replace it.
     

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