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IBook Won't Do Anything

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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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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