Question about Apple iBook G3 Clamshell (M2453B) Mac Notebook

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Just bought a clamshell through Ebay, I plug it in and it still wont turn on. According to prior owner it has not had anything spilled on it or been dropped. She claimed it might be the battery, dont think it it. Hold switch is not activated, fan doesnt turn on - I checked a troubleshooting site and they mention possible logic board problems or bad click wheel connection. How do I check the click wheel?

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If it won't come on at all, it's not a bad click wheel. If it won't turn on when it is plugged in, then it is not the battery. It is most likely the logic boad, or the processor. Either way, unless you are a wiz with computers, The **** shell ibook is one of the most difficult laptops to take apart. You can find detailed here:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/iBook_G3_Clamshell

They also have replacement parts sometimes.

I have replaced one of these logicboards before, so I know it can be done, but it is not for the faint of heart. Read the instructions first to make sure you're up to it.

Posted on Sep 13, 2009

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