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Water damage to iBook g4

Water silled into keyboard.  Initially, the sign in screen came upbut jiggled and entered it's own lengthy password, I couldn't alter it.  I turnedit off, set on it's side to drain and waited over night.  Now when I try to power up, nothing happens, totally balnk screen no noise from the hard drive.

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Yep, same thing, but with an iBook G4 12-inch. However, in mine, the whole motherboard is fine, I just had to replace the power circuit (tiny little circuit board that the power cord connects to).

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You fried your motherboard. It would have taken at least a week if not longer to get all the moisture out of your computer but since you started it while there was still water in it, it fried it. You will have to replace your motherboard.

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