Ibook G4 HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by :P/n:(JAB), Oct 11, 2008.

  1. :P/n:(JAB) macrumors newbie

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    :( can someone help me with the following:

    yesterday I was working on a php script, and chatting with a friend.
    then suddenly my ibook g4 (1.2ghz 768mb ram) shut down.
    I tried to restart and it made a litle puff. after that it just won't do anything, even the screen doesn't light up or something :( can anyone explain why it's not booting anymore....
     
  2. mustangsally82 macrumors member

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    Since no else has replied, I'll take a shot.

    Did you check your screen brightness key? It could be turned all the way down.

    Is your battery dead? I had a G3 iBook and at one point the piece where the power cord plugs into the computer to charge the battery stopped working. I had to have it repaired. My computer was plugged in but the battery didn't charge. I figured out the problem by charging my battery in my brother's iBook and then putting it back in my computer.

    Do you have a firewire cable and another Mac that you can use to start up from your iBook's hard drive? Or a monitor? Then maybe you can see what's going on.

    From time to time my AirPort Extreme card gets unseated and my PowerBook kernel panics everytime I move it until I replace the card. Try replacing the AirPort card and see if that helps.

    I'm sure someone will have better suggestions than I have. I'm still kind of a newb around here. :eek:
     
  3. :P/n:(JAB) thread starter macrumors newbie

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    nvm

    i've talked to someone and he says it's the logic board.

    thnx for the reply though
     
  4. maccam macrumors 6502a

    maccam

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    Wisconsin
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    Yep It's logic board...
    Terrible terrible problem in those machines.
    I think Apple has a repair program for that. Sorry for your lose.
     

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