This is an official Powerbookmedic.com take-apart guide for the 12" iBook G4 with model number A1133.

Powerbook Medic

3 weeks ago
@JordiNkc - the flashing globe is typically for trying to boot from a network drive. You can hold down Option to view a list of bootable media, but most likely your hard drive has no operating system. You can also try to reset the PRAM to see if that will fix it. As far as the A1005, some came with CDROMs, some DVDROMs, and some Combo Drives. It was an option during purchase.

JordiNkc

3 weeks ago
Also have iBook Model A1005 that kicks back out my OSX Tiger 10.4 DVD when trying to install. Is that because its a DVD and this model only takes CD?

JordiNkc

3 weeks ago
I have an ibook G4 Model #A1133 that has a flashing globe. Any ideas on what that could mean?

michael

10 months ago
my ibook g4 a1133 wont boot using a usb

Powerbook Medic

11 months ago
@Jamie - it sounds like the inverter cable. This model had a big problem with the hinges damaging the inverter cable and causing it to short out. It unfortunately is a fairly involved repair.

Jamie

11 months ago
Hi I've just been given a PowerBook 2nd hand because te screen plays up. The previous owner seems to think it's the graphics card but when I move the screen it came on and then fizzed around an went off so I'm thinking it's maybe the link between the keyboard and the screen?

jim

1 year ago
My ibook g4 has 2 issues. 1.) the charger connector doesn't make good contact and therefore it won't charge the battery. Someone stepped on the connector front he charger, no longer round. 2.) If held just right it makes connection but it has been a year since last charge so battery doesn't seem to charge, even though I can get the ibook started. I think i need to change out the dc charger board, but wonder if the the battery will charge again. What do you think, should I just ditch this or try to fix. I really don't want to put a lot of time or money into this as I have a MacBook Pro.

Alicia

1 year ago
The pin in my charger broke off inside the charger/computer itself. I was able to use your videos to take apart the computer and take out the DC-in board and am able to get a closer look at the pin that broke off. Is there anything I can do from here to try and remove the pin?
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