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Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.
 
But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso
 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0
 
It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…
 
I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…
 
CD still sounds like it's booting holding the C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…
 
Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?
 
Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.
 
=== Update (03/29/2019) ===
I'll post a picture so what I described wont be as vague… Don't know how it can be backlight if the screen is lit up like I said but here's the picture:
 
[image|1723070]
 
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and it would probably show the question mark folder and if it had faulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
 
I'm really hoping it's just something loose inside - fingers crossed!
 
=== Update (04/02/2019) ===
It was a major pain to open it up even with a guide (sooo many screws and different bits!) but at least it’s clean and thermal pads replaced. And since I was ‘there’ I removed the logo cover so now the Apple in the back sort of glows :)
 
SasSad thing is the display remains the same… at this stage I’m assuming it’s a faulty LCD so I’ll source one from a iBook snow 12” and go for the ‘high-res’ mod as well why not…
SasSad thing is the display remains the same… at this stage I’m assuming it’s a faulty LCD so I’ll source one from a iBook snow 12” and go for the ‘high-res’ mod as well why not…
 
[image|1725778]

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open

Edit by: Carlos Ferrari ,

Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.
 
But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso
 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0
 
It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…
 
I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…
 
CD still sounds like it's booting holding the C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…
 
Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?
 
Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.
 
=== Update (03/29/2019) ===
I'll post a picture so what I described wont be as vague… Don't know how it can be backlight if the screen is lit up like I said but here's the picture:
 
[image|1723070]
 
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and it would probably show the question mark folder and if it had faulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
 
I'm really hoping it's just something loose inside - fingers crossed!
 
=== Update (04/02/2019) ===
It was a major pain to open it up even with a guide (sooo many screws and different bits!) but at least it’s clean and thermal pads replaced. And since I was ‘there’ I removed the logo cover so now the Apple in the back sort of glows :)
 
Sas thing is the display remains the same… at this stage I’m assuming it’s a faulty LCD so I’ll source one from a iBook snow 12” and go for the ‘high-res’ mod as well why not…
 
[image|1725778]

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open

Edit by: Carlos Ferrari ,

Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.
 
But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso
 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0
 
It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…
 
I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…
 
CD still sounds like it's booting holding the C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…
 
Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?
 
Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.
 
=== Update (03/29/2019) ===
I'll post a picture so what I described wont be as vague… Don't know how it can be backlight if the screen is lit up like I said but here's the picture:
 
[image|1723070]
 
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and ifit would probably show the question mark folder and if it had faulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and ifit would probably show the question mark folder and if it had faulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
 
I'm really hoping it's just something loose inside - fingers crossed!

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open

Edit by: Carlos Ferrari ,

Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.
 
But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso
 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0
 
It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…
 
I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…
 
CD still sounds like it's booting holding the C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…
 
Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?
 
Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.
 
=== Update (03/29/2019) ===
I'll post a picture so what I described wont be as vague… Don't know how it can be backlight if the screen is lit up like I said but here's the picture:
 
[image|1723070]
 
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and RAM if it if it had failurefaulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and RAM if it if it had failurefaulty RAM it wouldn't even turn on right…?
 
I'm really hoping it's just something loose inside - fingers crossed!

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open

Edit by: Carlos Ferrari ,

Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.
 
But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso
 
http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0
 
It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…
 
I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…
 
CD still sounds like it's booting holding the C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…
 
Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?
 
Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.
 
=== Update (03/29/2019) ===
I'll post a picture so what I described wont be as vague… Don't know how it can be backlight if the screen is lit up like I said but here's the picture:
 
[image|1723070]
 
Also I'm assuming a HDD failure wouldn't prevent it from showing the selection screen at boot and RAM if it had failure it wouldn't even turn on right…?
 
I'm really hoping it's just something loose inside - fingers crossed!

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open

Original post by: Carlos Ferrari ,

Title:

Blank screen (not black or dead) after trying to reformat

Text:

So I recently got myself a iBook indigo 366mhz firewire and apart from the battery being dead it was working flawless.

But the thing is it came preloaded with software (OS9) and I wanted a clean install so I went to MacOS9Lives and downloaded their 9.2.2 universal iso

http://macos9lives.com/smforum/index.php?topic=2109.0

It booted fine I managed to reformat the HDD and was installing OS9 and everything seemed alright… But then the screen started to flicker and the laptop died…

I restarted it but only got a blank screen… It's not black or white but a pale shade of blue and it won't show the boot selection screen neither show a blinking folder just blank…

CD still sounds like it's booting holding the  C key but screen won't change - always that pale shade of blue…

Anyone has any hints on what could be wrong here…?

Mind you it was working just fine prior to trying to reinstall the system though.

Device:

iBook G3 Clamshell

Status:

open