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Starting up my mac book g3 will not start up correctly when i turn it on the labtop will stay at the main apple start up screen and the monitor screen cut`s on and off. what should i do?

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  • magelleon Dec 02, 2008

    After I push the power button, the screen lights up dimly, and the fan goes on. No startup chime.

    Is there a keyboard combo I can use?

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Has the hard drive been replaced yet? Computer hard drives have a 4 year average life. the last g3 shipped in 2002.................The G3 ibook was also infamous for bad logicboards or separated GPUs. Check

http://www.coreyarnold.org/ibook/
or
http://forums.macnn.com/69/mac-notebooks/210232/diy-ibook-dual-usb-logic-board/

! for research only- I take no responsibilty if you turn your failing ibook into a brick or set your block on fire, but I know this technique very well!

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