After Googling around a lot I stumbled accross these forums and found them to be quite useful- so with that in mind I was hoping you may be able to solve my problem for me.
I may as well give a bit of background information to start *I also apologise as this is going to be quite a lengthly post- sorry!*
Well, on monday I turned up to my photography club gathering as usual and was presented with an old Powerbook G4 that had died on them and that they couldn't afford to fix at the moment, so I was given it and told to feel free to try and fix it... All they told me was that it had died some years ago and was probably the Logicboard.
Originally I thought it was an old Macbook Pro as this was the box it was given to me in- untill I opened it and realised that it wasn't. Anyway, after taking the battery out and looking on the inner side I discovered it put out 1.5GHz/512MB/80GB, and from the keyboard being silver figured it was the Al model.
Anyway, so when I was given it there was no charger with it, so I bought one off ebay which arrived about 20 minutes ago. I hurredly plugged it in and got one beep (meaning the RAM wasn't recognised- leading me to believe the lower slot has failed). When I boot it up I get no display (I'm yet to shine a torch through it to see if it's faint and I'm not able to hook it up to an external monitor yet) but the Apple logo on the case isn't lit either so I'm guessing there's no power to it anyway... The hard drive works, as does the Superdrive- there's a CD stuck in there, which I can get it to boot from when I held down "C". I can't eject the disc though.
So, my questions are as follows;
-Do you think it's just one of the RAM slots that has failed and if I swap the RAM to the other slot that it may work?
-I'm going to assume that it's either the video card or the ribbon has become worn, how easy are these to replace? And is it even likely that this is the problem- could it be something entirely different?
And finally (and I'm really dreading it if this IS the case) how likely is it that the Logicboard has failed? (Bearing in mind I got quoted nearly £400- yes, I'm aware it's the most expensive part
, I'd rather avoid the hassle of finding one on ebay and replacing it myself...)
Are there any other things I might be able to try to shed anymore light on the situation?