iBook boot & power probs. What gives.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Macinposh, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

    Jun 7, 2006
    So the old 12" ibook is acting up.

    -Wont power up.
    -charger wont light up when connected,or lights up after having been connected for x minutes,then goes dark again.or works for a while.

    -if the machine manages to get power,it boots,goes past grey apple screen and the wheel-of-fortune but gets stuck in the blue screen that comes next.
    blue screen,mouse arrow is visible and wheel of fortune stuck on infinite loop.
    -when pressing the battery check,it just gives the super fast flashes.

    Have reseted everything,started in singleuser/verbose mode done the fsck -fy things etc.
    Is the culprit fried pmu,logicboard,messed up firmware or what are your guesses? Would like to keep on using the old warhorse in a way or another.
    In the name of ecology or something...

    Edit : After being connected for 30mins it let me reinstall tiger and booted up just nice and dandy... Hmm...

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