dropped ibook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by nils w, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. nils w macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2007
    Hi all,
    Dropped my ibook G4 12" - out of warantee

    It starts ok, but then after 10 seconds, it goes to sleep.

    when I wake it up, pressing the space bar, it comes to life, but with no backlighting on the screen.

    After 5 seconds, it then goes back to sleep again, and again and again...etc.

    any ideas before I take it in and spend lots of money fixing it?

    Regards, Nils.
  2. bartelby macrumors Core


    Jun 16, 2004
    A waranty wouldn't have covered it being dropped anyway.
  3. Southern macrumors regular


    May 15, 2007
    London, UK
    Sounds like a pretty bad hardware failure there. Lesson learned - don't drop your iBook! If it keeps going to sleep, then it's pretty much blammed any chance of fixing it in software, so it's more likely to be a hardware issue.

    Protip: don't pay more than necessary for a repair and just write the whole thing off to bad practice. I have heard some horror stories of repairs that are more than the product is worth, so put the money toward a new Macbook instead and make sure you don't drop it!

    If you can get the data off the drive somehow using a USB to IDE cable and plug it into another machine or plug it into a powermac using a 2.5" to 3.5" convertor cable, do that.
  4. nils w thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 7, 2007

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