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IBook (Where is the Video Card)

My iBook will go on and it shows the Apple logo and when it has finished loading, there is only a blank blue screen. Nothing works, and it will not load my Restore disks or tell me anything when I run my Hardware disk.   I was told it my be a problem with the video card.  Could this be a hard drive problem or a logic board problem.  Help!  M.

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  • breezy1943 Feb 15, 2009

    I ran the OS Install discs, nothing gets installed as the screen returns to blank blue.  I ran my Hardware Test disc and nothing shows up on screen.  I have no other Utilities disc.  The keyboard doesn't respond and I had to open the disc holder manually (using a pin).  I was told by one of your experts that it might be the video card or the motherboard.

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    I am assuming you know how to load CDS ... so I'm wondering if you can start this machine in Firewire Target Mode. Doesn't sound like video card. Have you reset the PMU? Look on Apple for procedure for your machine.

  • jbreese May 11, 2010

    This could be logic board but it could also be OS image related.
    Have you tried running disk utility and verified/repaired the image?


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If you are getting a blue screen, you computer has loaded into the User files, you user files are corrupted and are causing this problem. Having a known good drive to start off of, you can fix this problem rather easily.

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