Reset button on iBook G3/800?

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  1. indigoflowAS macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    quick question. is there a reset button on the iBook G3 as there is on my TiBook and some other models...if so, where is it located?

    Thanks in advance.:)
     
  2. Queso macrumors G4

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    Considering my 1G PB12" is effectively an G4-equipped iBook G3 coloured silver, it might work the same way. Hold down the Power button for five seconds and the iBook should turn off. Then just turn it back on again.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Way to take away all the glamor! :eek: :D

    But true that...I'm pretty sure, if what you want, is to force it to turn off when it's locked, that you hold the power button....
     
  4. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

    indigoflowAS

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    ah, sorry, i may have not been clear...i'm looking for that tiny little button that you have to poke w/ a paperclip. similar to one i have under my TiBook. Really I'm just experimenting, see if i can get it to target disk mode before i gut the machine to salvage the data.
     
  5. Queso macrumors G4

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    Well, if it is like the PB12 it doesn't have one, though target disk mode can be entered by holding down T whilst it's booting.
     
  6. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    An attempt to enter target disk mode has been unsuccessful. The computer is essentially fried, just trying to see if it's alive enough to get to target disk mode w/o putting the HD in an external enclosure. So, if it doesnt have a reset button to give it one last shot...i guess I best whip out the screwdriver. Hopefully the data is did not go w/ the logic board...which appears to received a static charge. Thanks friends.
     
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Are you talking about reseting the PMU? If so:

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449


    On a side note, I don't think it will solve your problem. I'd try it anyway though.
     
  8. Queso macrumors G4

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    One last thing you could try is to disconnect it from the mains and eject the battery for at least 30 seconds. I don't think there is a backup battery on that model. Sounds like it's dead though.
     
  9. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    Some G3 ibooks had a button above the headphone jack, so maybe thats what your ibook has.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. indigoflowAS thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Appreciate your help. No luck though...I will be performing a memorial ceremony on the iBook before the autopsy here in a couple of days. Thanks again.:)
     
  11. Poeben macrumors 6502

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    Have you tried booting into open firmware? You can reset whatever you want from there.

    Hold cmd-opt-O-F
    type: reset-nvram
    type: reset-all

    Your mac should try to reboot at this point.
     

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