Ibook please please help !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  1. IDANNY macrumors 6502a

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    I have a white Ibook g3 with panther 10.3.1 that has gone completely dead. If I try to turn it on nothing happens. If I do a force restart it will make the startup noise but the screen stays blank. I have tryed to start up in safe mode nothing happend. I also tried to startup up from the cd nothing. I know that the display isnt dead. I tried to reset the power thing pmu. PLEASE HELP PLEASE HELP
     
  2. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Do you have applecare? Sounds like you might have the infamous motherboard issue..
     
  3. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    Yeah, it sounds like the infamous motherboard issue. I'd call Apple.

    Also, try posting in the Hardware forum next time, your post will get more attention.
     
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    i concur...

    sounds like logic board..
    :(

    call apple about it..
     
  5. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks

    Thank you for replying. I guess I will have to call them I am not sure if I have applecare on this product. I dont think I do I will call tommorow to double check.



    thank you
     
  6. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I have a TiBook and the exact same thing happened to me. The only problem was that the battery wasn't completely settled in the computer.

    Before you panic, just try taking your battery out and reinserting it snugly.
     
  7. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    O thanks

    I have tried that already the battery is fine. Anyway I have it pluged in. So I dont think it matters.
     
  8. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Do you remember when you purchased the computer?
     
  9. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you ever register the computer? If you didn't, they might not have your record and then you can say you bought your computer about a year ago.
     
  11. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    cool

    I have never registerd a computer thats tight
     
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    Well that could help you out a great deal. When you call them, don't say that the computer is more than a year old. Tell them that you have many computers and you can't keep track of the purchase date. Then tell them something like "its no more than a year old, probably less" Just keep it cool and you should be fine.

    BTW, I have done this before.;)
     
  13. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks so much

    I hope it works. I will call in about 10 mins and reply back and tell you what happens afterwards. thank you so much
     
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    Why should I tell them I am calling

    What should I say is the reason for the call.
     
  15. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    When you call, they will ask you if you have applecare extended warranty, and you say no. Then they will probably ask you when you bought the computer and you less than a year ago.

    Then, tell them your problem and they will take it from there.
     
  16. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Phone call

    I am on the phone calling rite now
     
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    Put on your best Dr. McCoy voice and say, "He's dead, Jim".
     
  19. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Re: Waiting

    hehe... yeah it can be pretty slow. Keep us updated.
     
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    Re: UPDATE

    Thursday night is probably one of their bussier times.
     
  22. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think I have the apple care

    he is helping maybe I have apple care
     
  24. IDANNY thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    should I ask I am scared he will relize I dont

    what should I do quick
     
  25. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Tell him you havent had the computer for a year.
     

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