iBook G3 466 Graphite Sleep Issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ralphipine, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. ralphipine macrumors newbie

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    Hi Guys,

    Need some help with my iBook G3. If I tell it to go to sleep, the DVD clicks and the iBook wakes up straight away. So it is impossible to put it to sleep.

    I have switched the memory and HD, I've tried OS9, OS X Panther, OS X Tiger with no result. The battery is dead and I have taken it out, but the sleep issue continues.

    I've tried to reset Pram, PMU and NVram.

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. headsh0t95 macrumors regular

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  3. MacCubed macrumors 68000

    MacCubed

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    It may be the battery, those all iBooks use a capacitor on the logic board and the battery as a PRAM. The PRAM controls sleep, so I guess it is the battery
     
  4. comda macrumors 6502a

    comda

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    I know im not helping, but soo jealous of this! Isnt this model the last of the clamshells and the rarest?
     
  5. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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    Yes the lime and graphite ibook G3 466 DVD were as nfar as I know special order so harder to find. I have a lime.

    Next I second the battery pull and depress power button then plug back in and turn on. Mine had no sound due the the issue. Different problem, both would be a pram hardware issue as previously stated.
     

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