I Fixed my iBook G3s Dead Logic Board!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Chris14, Jan 30, 2008.

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    Chris14

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

    And congratulations on fixing your old iBook G3!
     
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    Chris14

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    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!
     

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