New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

iBook - G3 Clamshell wont start


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
Chimpur

 
Chimpur's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 18, 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 413
Chimpur is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: See Signature

Chimpur is offline
I have an iBook G3 that wont start. Its worked fine for over a year and now it wont start. The battery never lasted more than 20 min and is all but useless now. I got another one in the summer and it worked for about an hour or so and now it too barely works. I understand this is a 9 year old computer, but it still works(ed) well for email, web browsing and chatting. It was also my only computer with classic.

Ok back to the problem, I was thinking that the suspects for it not working are the power cord or the power converter inside the iBook. Anyone know how to test this?

Mac Mini (Late 2009) 2.53GHz C2D, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD
Macbook (Original-Black) 2GHz CD, 2GB Ram, 320GB HDD
QUOTE Thanks
cameraman

 
cameraman's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 12, 2008
Location: Lakewood,CA.
Posts: 52
cameraman is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: iMac 266ghz, 4gig, 320gigHD, MacBook, 2.4ghz,250gigHD,4gigRam

cameraman is offline
Does the charge indicator light up when you have the charger plugged in, if not I would check the charger output voltage with a multimeter it should be 14.4vdc. This can be a pain because the shield is in the way but it can be done with a steady hand and someone to hold the plug. If your batteries are dead and your charger is dead it won't turn on. Your DC input board is a pain to get to but is replaceable and just plugged into the logic board separately. I would really suspect the charger not working, especially if you are using the original "YO-YO" charger. The web site "iFixit" has a step by step dis assembly section for the CLAMSHELL iBook plus some tested use parts available I believe.

Rick
QUOTE Thanks
Chimpur

 
Chimpur's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 18, 2007
Location: Burlington
Posts: 413
Chimpur is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: See Signature

Chimpur is offline
I'll start by trying to get my hands on a multimeter and testing the voltage. Should I be looking for any resistance or amperage?

Mac Mini (Late 2009) 2.53GHz C2D, 4GB Ram, 320GB HDD
Macbook (Original-Black) 2GHz CD, 2GB Ram, 320GB HDD
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Can I just use time machine to import everything to a new hard drive? | What do you use macbook pro for? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
strange start up issue. eddsleigh Apple Desktops 3 07-30-2007 09:35 PM
Change Start up? Perad OS X - Operating System 3 07-24-2007 04:32 PM
Mac Pro keeps crashing when using with KVM. where to start my investigation? AlexUK Apple Desktops 6 06-20-2007 05:50 AM
Unable to start ibook in normal mode nrodriguez1 OS X - Operating System 2 04-15-2007 10:25 AM
start up problem jacks_insanity Apple Desktops 0 03-21-2007 04:54 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:33 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?