Hrmph. My relatively new 12" 867Mhz Powerbook has died once again. System 10.3.
The first time this eemed to happen I fixed the problem by determining the 512Mb RAM module I installed was bad, and replaced it with a nice new Kingston 512Mb module.
Last evening, I unplugged the Logitech USB mouse I use and an Ethernet cable, and then the power cable before shutting the lid for the 10 minute drive home. As I pulled the power cord out the screen went black with a noticeable "poof" (power being unplugged). I thought nothing of it at the time, and got home, plugged everything back in, and no boot. Power cord shows green and battery shows full charge.
Took my new Kingston 512Mb RAM module out hoping for the same problem as before, replaced it with the stock 128Mb (256Mb total), nothing. It won't start up. Left only the on-board 128Mb RAM in. No start up. Reset the PMU. No start up. Took the battery out and ran only on the power cord. No start up.
Any thoughts before taking it into the local Apple dealer? Anyone encountered this before? This is my first hardware failure after 18 years of Mac use, and I can troubleshoot most stuff but this has me (and a buddy of mine at Apple) baffled.
And this is the only time I have something crucial on the hard drive, of course. I'm praying for a logic board or otehr board problem way more than a hard drive problem
PS. When I say "no boot" I mean nothing ... no chime, seemingly no power, just silence and a black screen.