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IBook 500Mhz G3 refuses to come on


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I wonder if someone can help me. My 500Mhz Ibook G3 will not power up. The last time it worked I received a message saying the battery was low on power and that I should plug the power adapter in which actually WAS in. The battery then ran down and I purchased another power adapter thinking it was faulty. Now, with a new adapter it still doesnt come on. The battery was replaced with a friends battery which was fully charged which also didnt bring the G3 to life. The new charger has the little green circle of light on it so I know this works. It seems both power sources have failed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. It is 2 years old and has fairly light use. - mainly DVD watching

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Did you check these…
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=58384
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449
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Yes, I followed the instructions - no joy Im afraid. Thanks.
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Yes, I followed the instructions - no joy Im afraid. Thanks.

My guess is your DC board is bad - it's pretty easy to replace and you can find them all over the place. If somoeone else you know has the same ibook as you - see if your battery will charge on theirs or your ibook will turn on with their battery
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