iBook G3 gives chime but then nothing...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Yvo25, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Hello there!

    I have a problem with an iBook G3 White 12".
    I've got it from my old English teacher.
    She said it gave the startup-chime but then the screen stays black.
    I've already tried to leave it on for 15 minutes, to see if it will work after then but nothing happened.
    It also appears, that on YouTube there is a video of the same iBook G3.
    I noticed that the Apple logo on the back of the iBook on YouTube lit up.
    Mine doesn't.
    Is it maybe the connection from the Mainboard to the screen?
    Also it makes a strange sqeeking noice when it boots.
    It isn't the HDD (pulled it out, to see if I could get her data safe) nor is it the fan (starts after 5 minutes).

    Is the someone who can help me?
    I think it is this kind of model: http://www.designedinca.com/images/256/ibook12.jpg


  2. macrumors 68040


    Dec 2, 2003
    try booting up with an external monitor attached.

    EDIT: your link does not work correctly, it keeps serving up a different image.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie


    This is the tutorials I used to get the HDD out of it: http://www.zathras.de/angelweb/blog-ibook-disassembly.htm

    I'll try, but I don't have such an adapter. (Mini DVI to VGA)

    Thanks though! ;)
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie


    Source of problem on iBook found?

    Hello there, I've may have found the problem:

    Turned it on for 1 minute and the ATI graphics card on the bottom, went EXTREMELY HOT!!! :eek:

    Is this the source of the problem? :confused:

    All the best,

    Yvo Jolie
  5. macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    try applying pressure on that chip when you start it up. that's more then likely why the screen/mini-vga out is not working. it's a common problem with the ibooks :(
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie


    I dind't said the mini-DVI isn't working.
    But, thanks for the tip! I'll try.

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