I had my apple ibook g3 charging overnight and while I was away we had a thunderstorm. When I came back I reaized we had had a power surge. Unfourtunatley, my ibook was not pluged into a surge protector and now will not turn on. I tried to plug the computer into the ac adaptor and maybe give it a little help to turn on yet it still didn't turn on. I had the computer on and working before I left so the problem must be from the power surge. I have heard a few things that there are special restart codes that I could possibly do to help turn on my laptop. If anyone has any ideas on what could work please shoot me an e-mail at email@example.com thank you very much for reading this and have a great day!
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Alex iBook G3 Clamshell Repair
Your machine is an iBook G3 (16 VRAM).
You don't state which version of the OS you are using. This is a known problem in some versions of 10.2.
Apple has posted a solution to this issue here:
Have an electrician check that outlet to make sure you got a proper 3 prong ground. Then buy the APC surge protector. They are made to prevent surge spikes in sensitive electronic equipment. Take the Samsung back to the store and exchange it out before your warranty expires. Just tell the store it don't work and you don't know why. Don't tell them you fried the onboard power ic chip from a line voltage spike in your home.
A1005 is an inexact marketing identifier covering pretty much the entire line of G3 iBooks.
Complete failure to start -- unless it is caused by something trivial like a broken start button -- without any startup or error tones, points to basic logic board failure. A machine this stone dead for no apparent reason is unlikely to be revived, and almost certainly not by third-world techs who don't know Macs. It is debatably cost-effective to resuscitate a sub-GHz G3 iBook from such a failure, compared to replacing the unit with another new or used Mac. The drive in the old Mac can be extracted so as to preserve your data, and can be inserted into an external USB or FireWire case to be accessible to a new Mac.
The date and time are held by the battery so I would guess the battery is going dead or is. Try keeping it plugged in and shut it down for a few then reboot. If the time and date stay good guess the battery is dead. Also make sure you get the power management firmware update from apple. hope it helps