Ibook g4 electrocuted? Won't turn on!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Russell2686, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. Russell2686 macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2007
    So i had my ibook plugged in to the wall (and had a full charged battery) and then out of no where the power went out and instead of the laptop staying on like it should have with a full battery, it just shut off.

    Now when i try to turn it on I get nothing! Doesn't make a noise light up anything!

    Has this happened to anyone?? whet should i try to get it working again!

    thanks in advance
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    If it suffered a power surge, it could be almost anything on the Logic Board that blew out. I'd like to hope it'd only be the DC-input board, but that's being very hopeful.

    This is exactly why I always make sure to plug in to a surge protector and not directly in to the wall.
  3. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Ouch mate, sounds like something in there definitely was hit :\

    If you feel keen on tearing into the bugger, might wanna take it apart to see if there's anything obviously fried in the machine. If there isn't, then it may well be tine for a new laptop. Sorry to hear about your iBook mate, they're still nice little laptops.

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