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IBook G3 900mhz 14" lcd

Hi to all experts,
My iBook system are shutting down after 10minutes when log on. The message appears like this. the date and time are set before march 2001 and some of the application will not work properly. After this message i set the time and date manually by going to system preferences after 10 minutes it shutdown automatically and never go back to restart again. Is there something wrong with the logic board. Any advice is very much appreciated experts. Thank you. hope you will resolved my problem.

Regards,

Olan
rolando.masula@bigpond.com

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  • olan9219 Apr 21, 2008

    I tried that already. My battery last half to one hr onlyso I always plug in the power adapter to use my iBook. Right now, when i boot my pc it only takes 5minutes or less then it will automatic shutdown again then could not restart at all. I have to wait for a day just to start booting it up again but still the same thing happen. I just read on the forum that it maybe the GPU or the monitor is the problem so what i did is connect to external monitor but still nothing's happen, the monitor or gpu is not the problem. Please advice me again. Thank you.

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The date and time are held by the battery so I would guess the battery is going dead or is. Try keeping it plugged in and shut it down for a few then reboot. If the time and date stay good guess the battery is dead. Also make sure you get the power management firmware update from apple. hope it helps

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