Will not boot, but only fan starts up. Dead DC board?
This iBook has been working fine for years, and began to behave strangely quite suddenly: the screen flashed and audio played. At restart worked at first, then it crashed. We were able to run in FireWire mode to back up some files. A subsequent attempt to startup from DVD failed (and the disk will not eject).
Now it will not boot at all: no chime, no screen display, no FireWire disk mounting. A fan starts when power button is pushed, and stops when pwr btn is held down for a few seconds. Otherwise, nothing. Tried keystrokes for PMU reset, no help.
The battery is good (4 lights) and AC adapter seems ok. Could this be a DC board problem, or is logic board failure more likely? What to test first?
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I'm going to accept logic board failure as the answer to this, and many thanks to Dan for his response. I tore the iBook down, removed the hard drive and installed it in an older 12" 800MHz model. All the data is there. Along the way, I was also able to extract the DVD that had gotten stuck in the optical drive. So - I have parts! What fun.
- de Jen Morris
Jen please score and mark the question as answered, thx!
- de Dan