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 Post subject: iBook does not boot
PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:10 am 

Joined: Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:05 am
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Today I left my iBook (366 firewire) compiling software, and when I returned the OS had crashed.
I rebooted it using the standard Ctrl+Command+Power. It then refused to boot, to my great dismay. It still does, and there is not even any startup sound from the speaker. I tried resetting the PRAM, tried the reset button, tried making it boot from CD, tried unplugging everything, taking out the extra RAM I put in it, but still the same thing: nothing happens.
All that happens is that the hard drive and the cd spin up, but nothing appears to be read from either, and the screen stays black. I am absolutely clueless as to what this might be.

I did spill coffee in it about a month ago, but it worked fine the day after, and worked fine until today. I don't think coffee would still be liquid and moving around in it.

Any ideas as to what it might be or how it could be fixed would be greatly appreciated!

 Post subject: Re: iBook does not boot
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 2:10 am 

I have the same problem w/ a 300Mhz iBook. It doesn't boot any more, black screen, no chime, HD and CD spin, but no data is read. PRAM and Power Manager reset won't help. The iBook definitely has no backup battery, but afaik a capacitor instead that might be broken. I wonder if the ROM could be broken? I don't think it could be the internal RAM, because in case of faulty RAM the machine beeps one, two or three times.

Could you fix your iBook? If so, what did you do? If not, what do you plan to do?


contact: blueberry@walloth.de

 Post subject: Dang
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:58 am 

Joined: Sun Mar 20, 2005 12:32 am
Posts: 6
I ahve the same problem and no one know wuts up with it and i didn't spill anything on it though so like the other guy could you let me know if you have a sloution my e-mail address is Bnikkari2402@aol.com i just replaced the cdrom drive when you power on the computer leave on for a few hours until its nice and warm and restart the if u see a white screen restart or even if you dont restart your ibok by forcing it of i.e. Reset or hold power button. the turn on and hold down the option key do not let go but hold it until a blue screen pops up! please e-mail me and tell me what happens. also just keep rebooting it and sometimes it will do somthing diffrent every time :D :idea:

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