Problem w/ibook...Please Help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by makaveli, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. makaveli macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2003
    I have an ibook G3 and yesterday the computer seems to have died. I turn it on and it sounds like it is trying to turn on, but no picture is coming up, and the hard drive is real loud. I can still press eject and the cd tray opens up. I have tried to see if it will work with the battery and also by running off of the power adapter. Sometimes colors flicker on the LCD screen. Does anybody know what the problem is or what i can do???? Thanks in advance
  2. UKMacBod macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2004
    When did you purchase your iBook?

    I know that certain iBook G3's have logic board issues and qualify for free upgrades from Apple. It could be a logic board failure, I guess, but I'm not too certain of the exact iBooks supposedly affected. Anyone?
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Does it gong when you turn it on? Does it ever completely start up? Kernel Panic? It sounds like you have the typical logic board failure. Go to the Apple website for more information about that.
  4. makaveli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2003
    Thank you.....I read about it and it sounds like the logic board problem that is being covered by Apple. I looked on the website and it is between the serial numbers that are covered.
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    well u can try resetting the power manager before you send the machine for may just work :)
  6. KingSleaze macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2004
    So. Cal
    Sounds similar to what happened to my kids iMac. The video processor on the logic board seems to have died. Would cost me more to fix it than it was worth. Swapped hard drives in theirs with the one in my older iMac since I'd upgraded to a new Powerbook. The iMacs were all of the G3 variety. Hope this helps.

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