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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.

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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To reset your OS X password without an OS X CD you need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:
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It sounds like that key is sticking.

You might want to look on eBay for a replacement keyboard. I'm not sure how difficult it would be to unplug the old keyboard and plug in the new. Opening the iBooks is a challenge, but maybe the keyboard can be plugged in through the hole in the top. Not sure.

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Is it possible to reset G4 ibook, without any disk?


hi,
Here are the steps how you can reset the user / password in your notebook.

1. Reboot
2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
mount -uw /
    • rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    • shutdown -h now
  1. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again!

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for resetting the admin password w/out cd.
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