ibook g4 won't turn on

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Rhoda, Mar 18, 2007.

  1. Rhoda macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2007
    When I got home this evening, my ibook g4 would't turn on. Thinking it was an anomally I hit the power button again, this time the fan kicked on and the screen flickered. I pulled out the battery (it was already unplugged) and got a little concerend. I put the battery back in and tried one last time. It made about half of the starting sound, then quit. I pulled the battery out again, and called my boyfriend who had been around earlier that day, and asked if anything had happened to the computer. He said a soda had spilled behind it, but he didn't think it had reached the computer, the table cloth had soaked it. THe problem is, since I didn't know it had happened, I had gone in and worked on the computer for a while, with it plugged in. THen I put it to sleep shut it, stuck it in my bag and went out for a couple hours.

    Now I have it unplugged with the battery out, in front of a fan. I'm kind of freaked out, and every search I do on this issue has to do with people who spilled on their keyboard, where this spill was behind it. Any ideas and what are the chances of survival . . .? Or could it be something like a logic board problem? And if I take it in to a Mac store, can they get my data off it? I back up, but of course I had just added a bunch of photos for a story I worked on, with a Monday evening deadline. ..




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