I have a 6 year old iBook that stopped working altogether. The power works fine, it comes on but the screen remains blank. I have to manually open the disk holder and it will run the Hardware Test, Restore disks but the screen remains blank. What is the problem. Is it work fixing? Thanks.
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Re: IBook Won't Do Anything
Sounds like you may just have a bad video card. Try to remove the bottom panel and remove and reinstert the video card and thememory if this doesnt work then you have a bad mohterboard and I would say just dump it. Motherboards run anywhere from 350 and up plus tech fees. Very expensive. If this helped please rate. Thank you
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Many iBook G3s came with optical drives for CDs only, not DVDs; and the decoding software for many of today's popular video formats runs extremely slow on all G3 processors. It's not clear that there is anything wrong with your computer other than its age. The first iBook G3 models were ten years old last February.
I ran into this with my home network and my old g3 ibook needed the older speed wifi to connect. I found my old wifi router, hooked an ethernet cable to the newer router (in a regular ethernet port) and connected the other end to the internet port on the old one... they linked and worked fine to provide wifi for the old G3's ..
"Loud noise" implies either the fans, the hard drive, or the optical drive, as those are all the moving parts in an iBook. If it won't start up, I'm guessing you have a bad hard drive. If so, you can revive your machine with a new hard drive, but your old files are probably toast unless you have backups.
If you need instructions on how to replace the keyboard, let me know. Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser. If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it. Thanks, Jo
Sounds like you have a problem with the logic board. This appears to be a common problem with iBook G4 related to the fit of the logic board (ie motherboard) within the case.If you were to take it to apple store the likely fix would be to replace the entire logic board which is very expensive and probably not fiscally sound on a 5 year old machine. Another option would be to try to fix it yourself. If you are feeling brave you can dissemble the laptop and attempt to shimmy the logic board back into position.
Hi, Sorry you are having trouble,
Sounds to me like you're going to have to re-open that puppy and check all the connections, sometimes, when putting it back together, some cables are stretched and come un plugged...
Be careful, go slow...
Hi If you are still faced with this problem..... Possibly the video card has gone in the unit. The original screen on the laptop may have had an blown inverter which would not stop the funcioning of the external display. However for the external disply to stop working would suggest the video card. Before going this far have you checked to see if there is power to the external monitor? Have you tried the monitor on another computer? If the monitor works with another computer you can be certain there is more wrong with your poor old iBook. You will need to take it in to be looked at.