iBook Hardware Test

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crees!, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    #1
    I have a G3 iBook and just the other day the display stopped working. There were no signs of the display going bad, it's just went. Am I able to boot the iBook via Target Disk Mode on my PowerBook and run the iBook Hardware Test CD on it? Also, can I reboot my PowerBook and choose the iBook as the startup volume?

    I know how to do Target Disk Mode but the latter I'm not sure about.

    Thanks.

    \m/
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    #2
    If you boot the PB from the iBook and run the hardware test it will test the PowerBook instead of the iBook. Target Disk mode turns the computer into a big, expensive firewire hard drive.

    If you want to run the hardware test, you should rope yourself a monitor and do it that way. Hopefully is the display and not the logic board.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

    crees!

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    #3
    Thanks Fleetwood,

    I found out that the HW test only works on that specific model, which I knew, but didn't know if it would work with how I had it set up. Looks like the external display connection is the old Apple one so I'm out of luck testing that here. Bummer.
     

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