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Ibook G3 will not start

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 jmrc@aol.com

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  • jmrc Apr 18, 2008

    Pressing the power/start button does not cause any response, no noise, no lights, no nothing. The cptr has to start in order to read the CD. Have any other suggestions? 
    Thanks for your quick response. 
    Maybe I will have to open it up and see if any internal PMU buttons.
    Jim

  • applecobbler May 08, 2008

    Recently acquired ibook G3/800mhz that was reported by the previous owner to have a bad logic board. I charged the dead battery to 4 lights and reset power management with keyboard and gave the mac a few shots at starting. At first, it only chimed with dark screen. Three more cycles of battery out-in with single resets, gave a grey screen after chime...but no apple. On the fourth cycle, it booted all the way to full operation. But, just prior to that, a white light flashed briefly by the front latch and low tone was heard. I played a bit and shut her down. I did notice the area next to the pad, above the HD was warm, almost hot.  But, to be honest, I'm a powermac G4 owner. This is my first laptop. So, not knowing if the heat was normal or not, I shut it down. After cooling briefly, there has been a concerted effort on my part to repeat and augment all that was done before but, my ibook is dead in the water. Not even a chime. Anyone out there who could give me an assist. I've read most articles regarding the video chip issue of losing proper contact and the fixes. BTW---I did tear her down and R&R the HD and took out the extra ram----nada

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If you stilll have the Mac OS installation CD available the when it is starting up press down C and it will start from the Mac OS X installation Set up then you can reinstall OS X and it should work.

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