IBook G3, Mac OSX was running for years with no problems. Shut down the ibook at night but before the shut down was complete the cover/screen was closed accidently. Next morning the shutdown application continued. Now The ibook is dead, no response at all. No external reset button. Tried several net suggestions to reset PMU
Removed the battery and charger. Shift-Control-Option-Power ~Press all of them down at the same time. ~Do not press the fn (Function) key by accident. ~Wait 5 seconds. ~Press the Power button to restart the iBook computer.
Plus others. Nothing, still dead.
Any other suggestions? Thanks Jim Conway email@example.com
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Probably last owner had experiment with installing windows on iBook something that apple does not support until now. You can solve this by buying a genuine copy of macintosh (should not be more than 10-20 bucks on ebay for this is a kinda old version not sure which one though) and reinstall it basically from the begining.
Folder with a blinking question mark means a missing system folder, in other words there isn't an OS installed. To fix this you need to boot from the OS X installer CD. With the OS X installer CD in the drive, hold down the C key on your keyboard when you start your mac. This tells the mac to boot from the optical drive (i.e. CD drive) and load the OS X installer. From there just follow the onscreen instructions to install OS X.
Also, you should be aware that the ibook is not compatible with Windows XP. Only the newer “intel macs” of the past few years are compatible with XP. Your mac predates Apple's transition to intel processors and Windows XP compatibility on the mac platform by a few years. This is why your Windows XP CD didn't load on it. The ibook is Mac OS X only.
It only runs on Mac OS X however it is compatible with newer versions of the OS. 10.2 jaguar is kind of old and a little buggy. You may want to consider installing 10.4 Tiger for improved stability and performance. Avoid the newest version (10.5 Leopard) as it is geared towards newer and faster machines.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your mac
FPHF IS A TECHENIAL PROBLEM FOR MACS. IT CAN BE 2 THING A BAD GROUP OF DISK OR YOUR COMPUTER CAN'T MATCH TO THE CD FOR SOMEREASON WITH THAT THERE ARE SO MANY PROBLEMS THAT CAN HAPPEN I NEED MORE THEN THAT TO TELL YOU. CAUSE THAT IS A LIST
hook up the ibook to a external monitor, via the monitor cable, if it comes up, you know its not your motherboard. There should be a monitor icon on your keyboard to switch from laptop monitor to external monitor, it could have been pressed by accident.