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iBook - iBook problems 1- 500mhz .... 2 - clamshell(s)

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I'm trying to figure the issue here, can anyone advise ?

ibook 500mhz.

Chimes ok then I get a flashing ? so I tried a clean 10.3 install (I also tried 9.2) - each time I tried it wouldn't complete. So I firewired to a desktop and ran the discs through it. With 10.3 its install ran slow, then got to "running installer script, 5 mins remaining" then nothing - it would either freeze or restart without going to disc 2 stage install.

-- Is this a hard drive or logic board issue ?

first one chimes and boots normally but shuts down randomly - the dc jack feels loose and I suspect the dc card has a crack or broken solder joint. I've repaired a couple of Pismo's with this problem.

second one chimes after I reset PRAM, then blank/white screen but I can hear the install disc inside going through its whirring process. Would this be a bad logic board ? I tried to do the firewire thing and the desktop doesn't see it.

I have opened a couple of ibooks in the past and one clamshell. It's not a favorite pastime of mine ! Please let me know your thoughts on these.

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This is weird - I just accidentally pressed my thumb on left center of the screen and now I see the display. What does this usually suggest ? I can't leave my thumb there forever !
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A clamp??
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