iBook will not start

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by herr_neumann, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    OK, so last night I relized that I had not restarted my iBook (G3 700, 14in) in like a month, so I restarted. THe blue screen with the pinwheel came up and there it sat. I thought it was taking a while, so I decided to go to the bath room. So after the 100 meter walk across the FOB, i returned. The computer was still stuck in the same place. Now this has happened before, not quite this long, so i powered down by holding the power button until it went off. I waited a few seconds and repressed the power button, but nothing happened. No power up at all. I tried taking out the battery, unpluging it, all to no avail. I haven't found anything like this online. Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated.

    As I am stuck in Ninevah Province, Iraq for another month or so I can not readily run down to the local Apple Store. I have had the logic board swapped out 3-4 times already, the last time being last april when I shipped it home. Unfortionatly my Apple Care expired in august, before I had a chance to go to the Apple Store and complain about these more than frequent repairs.​
     
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    Benjamindaines

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    This does sound like your logic board died again. Don't get it fixed again just buy a G4 or wait for Intel iBooks.
    You would only be able to do a PMU reset if it powered on but as the OP said nothing happens when the power button is pressed.
     
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    yellow

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    You should probably review the proceedures for PMU resets. It is never done with the power on.
     
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    Benjamindaines

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    Oh... Sorry I thought you meant the PRAM reset.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    PMU reset should do the trick
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    For the record, if it IS the logic board, it's covered under a special replacement program. Nearly all G3 White iBooks qualify.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the help, unfortunatly the PMU reset did not do the trick. Any other suggestion?

    On a side note does anyone know if taking an Apple product to Iraq in any way voids the warranty?


    Thanks for all the help.
     
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    Benjamindaines

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    No you can take your iBook where ever you want, heck you could take it to the moon if you wanted to. If Apple controlled where you could take your laptop someone would sue them into a deep deep hole of horse poo.
     

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