iBook G3 crapped out! HELP!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by knobtwiddler, Sep 14, 2007.

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    knobtwiddler

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    yeah, i know it's a prehistoric ibook but i'm poor. Allo of a sudden, the screen is nothing but vertical lines of different color. Sometimes no image at all. What's happening here? And yes smartasses, you can save the "hey buy a new ibook" reply. I'm on a very fixed income!
     
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    CRAZYBUBBA

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    Plug in an external monitor see is that does anything, if it doesn't it might be a loose GPU connection. Otherwise, I'm not sure.
     
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    Hey, it's Logic Board failure. Same happened on mine. They replaced it (even though iBook was over 3 years old) within a week. http://www.apple.com/support/ibook/faq/
     
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    CRAZYBUBBA

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    In that case I don't know if you really need a laptop, but for the price of a logicboard you could get a g4 Emac or upgraded imac g3 off craigslist.
     
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    lamina

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    Did they give you a new G3 iBook?
     
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    knobtwiddler

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    Thanks for the help. I called apple and they said that my model wasn't supported anymore bu any kind of replacement. I think what caused it was walking around with it while it was on. It was in the case in sleep mode mind you, but i think that may have done it. My dad had a G3 laptop that did the same thing and it happened when he was on vacation and moving it around a lot. Anyway, I found a cheap G4 (woohoo! upgrade) powerbook on ebay, so there ya go!
     

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