ibook won't turn on.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hanq, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2003
    i have an ibook 700 that won't turn on...
    here are specs:
    12 inch dual usb ibook 700 mhz (mid 2002), 640 ram, 16 mb vram, combo drive, 10.3.9

    what happened was... actually nothing. i just shut it down to let it rest for the many months its been on for without shutdown. gave it about 10 minutes and pressed the power button and nothing. not even a bong or anything. the display didn't come on, the harddrive didn't spin up, nothing at all. so i unplugged it, took the battery out, put it back in and tryed again and nothing, again. tryed it without battery, only with power in, nothing. unplugged it, left battery out and left it for about 2-3 hours and still nothing. i don't know what else to do.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2005
    Same thing happened to my Powerbook a few months back. I pressed the Command key, the Control key and power button at the same time and it turned on. I would suggest you try that.
  3. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2003
    thank you for the reply.
    just tryed command+ctrl+power but no cigar... :( along with many other combos.

    ::edit:: just started pressing things randomly and it started up! YAY! :D :D :D never been this happy ever.

    thanks for the help Darwin LX. i think it was the multiple cmd+ctrl+power that actually did it. thanks alot for the help.
  4. macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    Well I'm glad your iBook is working!

    I would've been FREAKING out if that happened to me! :eek:
  5. macrumors regular


    Jul 31, 2005
    I had a similar problem recently and the apple guys made e start up holding the shift key....starts up in safe mode....could try that if your problem persists....
  6. thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2003
    i don't know what posessed me to do it but i shut it down again. only after ten minutes of up time. thought i would try waiting it out, but its not coming back on.
    why oh why did i shut it down...


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