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It looks like a [guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAM if it’s the motherboard). To rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes. Faulty RAM can cause this exact fault - it’s less common, but it happens. The same thing sometimes happens with a partially dead hard drive.
It looks like a [guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAM if it’s the motherboard). To rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes. Faulty RAM can cause this exact fault - it’s less common, but it happens. The same thing sometimes happens with a partially dead hard drive.
 
If it turns out to be the hard drive, it’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are capped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, this is brutally difficult to replace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA issue was solved with the iBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. You MUST use an IDE adapter to put it in this notebook.'''
 
As far as getting an RCA cable goes it's just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. This is an online only part since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the majority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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It looks like a [guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAMRAM if it’s the motherboard). To rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes.
It looks like a [guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAMRAM if it’s the motherboard). To rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes.
 
If it turns out to be the hard drive, it’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are capped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, this is brutally difficult to replace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA issue was solved with the iBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. You MUST use an IDE adapter to put it in this notebook.'''
 
As far as getting an RCA cable goes it's just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. This is an online only part since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the majority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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It looks like a [guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAM). To rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes.
 
If it turns out to be the hard drive, it’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are capped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, this is brutally difficult to replace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA issue was solved with the iBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much troubletrouble. You MUST use an IDE adapter to put it in this notebook.'''
If it turns out to be the hard drive, it’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are capped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, this is brutally difficult to replace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA issue was solved with the iBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much troubletrouble. You MUST use an IDE adapter to put it in this notebook.'''
 
As far as getting an RCA cable goes it's just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. This is an online only part since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the majority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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It looks like a RAM[guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAM). ThatTo rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes. It could also

If it turns out to
be the hard drive, seeing asit’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are so old. If it’s the [guide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to findcapped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, it hasthis is brutally difficult to be 120GB or less due to the 24-bitreplace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue was solved with the G4/5 series. ShouldiBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.trouble.'''
It looks like a RAM[guide|107|RAM] or motherboard issue (likely the soldered RAM). ThatTo rule out the removable module and isolate it to the motherboard, remove the memory module from the machine and see if the problem persists. The symptom you are seeing is typical of how they fail when the RAM or hard drive goes. It could also

If it turns out to
be the hard drive, seeing asit’s difficult to find a spinning replacement since these machines are so old. If it’s the [guide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to findcapped at 128GB (24-bit LBA) and use IDE (obsolete; small drives went out of production years and years ago). If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, it hasthis is brutally difficult to be 120GB or less due to the 24-bitreplace so consider it a weekend project. The LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue was solved with the G4/5 series. ShouldiBook G4, but that doesn’t help you with your specific system. '''Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9MacOS 8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+MacOS 8/9+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.trouble.'''
 
As far as getting an RCA cable goes it's just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. This is an online only part since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the majority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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SoundsIt looks like a RAM or motherboard issue (orlikely the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the [guide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find. If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or less due to the 24-bit LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue with the G4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
SoundsIt looks like a RAM or motherboard issue (orlikely the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the [guide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find. If the [guide|116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or less due to the 24-bit LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue with the G4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight on the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter has failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).

As
As far as thegetting an RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty muchThis is an online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Evenpart since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to getmajority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight on the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter has failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).

As
As far as thegetting an RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty muchThis is an online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Evenpart since it’s only useful for legacy equipment not used by the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to getmajority. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+RAM+Replacement/107|RAMguide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find. If the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+Hard+Drive+Replacement/116|hardguide|116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or less due to the 28-bit24-bit LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue with the G4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+RAM+Replacement/107|RAMguide|107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find. If the [https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+Hard+Drive+Replacement/116|hardguide|116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or less due to the 28-bit24-bit LBA used on G3 Macs. This was not an issue with the G4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB drive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X (or a MacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the OS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you have no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight on the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter has failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+RAM+Replacement/107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find butfind. If the hard drive[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+Hard+Drive+Replacement/116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or lessdueless due to the 28-bit LBA used on the G3 Macs that didMacs. This was not impactan issue with the majority of G4’s. For classic MacOSG4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB SSD no problem but if you want to rundrive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X*, getX (or a 128GB SSD. ForMacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the adapter, find one with support for the SSD formatOS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you bought and make sure it converts to IDEhave no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+RAM+Replacement/107|RAM] PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find butfind. If the hard drive[https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/iBook+G3+Clamshell+Hard+Drive+Replacement/116|hard drive] is bad, it has to be 120GB or lessdueless due to the 28-bit LBA used on the G3 Macs that didMacs. This was not impactan issue with the majority of G4’s. For classic MacOSG4/5 series. Should you need to replace it, you can get away with a 64GB SSD no problem but if you want to rundrive (MacOS8/9 only) or 128GB for OS X*, getX (or a 128GB SSD. ForMacOS+ OS X dual boot) without much trouble. However, if you do go the adapter, find one with support for the SSD formatOS X route 10.0-10.2 isn’t worth running unless you bought and make sure it converts to IDEhave no choice - very little software exists (even on abandonware sites). 10.3 (USB) or 10.3/4 (Firewire) are much better choices.
 
*Not all of them support versions worth using today, even for old applications. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.3 (less software compatibility) but the Firewire model runs up to 10.4 if you still want to (better compatibility, but may bog the machine down with less then 512MB). I would not try 10.0-10.2 at this point.

If
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight toon the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter has failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
*Not all of them support versions worth using today, even for old applications. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.3 (less software compatibility) but the Firewire model runs up to 10.4 if you still want to (better compatibility, but may bog the machine down with less then 512MB). I would not try 10.0-10.2 at this point.

If
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight toon the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter has failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB or lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. For classic MacOS you can get away with a 64GB SSD no problem but if you want to run OS X*, get a 128GB SSD. For the adapter, find one with support for the SSD format you bought and make sure it converts to IDE.
 
*Not all of them support versions worth usingusing today, even for old applications. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct.10.3 (less software compatibility) but the Firewire clamshells will run 10.3/4, which ismodel runs up to 10.4 if you still viable even for old gameswant to (better compatibility, but may bog the machine down with less then 512MB). I would not try 10.0-10.2 at this point.
*Not all of them support versions worth usingusing today, even for old applications. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct.10.3 (less software compatibility) but the Firewire clamshells will run 10.3/4, which ismodel runs up to 10.4 if you still viable even for old gameswant to (better compatibility, but may bog the machine down with less then 512MB). I would not try 10.0-10.2 at this point.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB or lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet isFor classic MacOS you can get away with a 120/128GB64GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy). A small drive may also be viableno problem but if this won’t be used for much other then a secondary or old games and you intend to stay on MacOS 8/9. If you want to run OS X*, get thea 128GB driveSSD. For the adapter, find one with support for the SSD format you bought and make sure it converts to IDE.
Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB or lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet isFor classic MacOS you can get away with a 120/128GB64GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy). A small drive may also be viableno problem but if this won’t be used for much other then a secondary or old games and you intend to stay on MacOS 8/9. If you want to run OS X*, get thea 128GB driveSSD. For the adapter, find one with support for the SSD format you bought and make sure it converts to IDE.
 
*Not all of them support versions worth using. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct. Firewire clamshells will run 10.3/4, which is still viable even for old games.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB or lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet is a 120/128GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy). A small drive may also be viable if this won’t be used for much other then a secondary or old games and you intend to stay on MacOS 8/9. If you want to run OS X*, get the 128GB drive.
 
*Not all of them support versions worth using. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct. Firewire clamshells will run 10.3/4, which is still viable even for old games.
*Not all of them support versions worth using. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct. Firewire clamshells will run 10.3/4, which is still viable even for old games.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB dueor lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet is a 120/128GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy). A small drive may also be viable if this won’t be used for much other then a secondary or old games and you intend to stay on MacOS 8/9. If you want to run OS X*, get the 128GB drive.

*Not all of them support versions worth using. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct.
Sounds like a RAM or motherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail when the RAM goes. It could also be the hard drive, seeing as these machines are so old. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to find but the hard drive has to be 120GB dueor lessdue to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that did not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet is a 120/128GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy). A small drive may also be viable if this won’t be used for much other then a secondary or old games and you intend to stay on MacOS 8/9. If you want to run OS X*, get the 128GB drive.

*Not all of them support versions worth using. The USB only machine only runs up to 10.2 if memory serves correct.
 
If you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a LCDRAM or inverter burnout to me; that’smotherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight tofail when the LCD - if both work thenRAM goes. It could also be the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get bothhard drive, seeing as a setthese machines are so you don’t haveold. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to worry about another failure (but keepfind but the parthard drive has to be 120GB due to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that worksdid not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet is a 120/128GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy).
Sounds like a LCDRAM or inverter burnout to me; that’smotherboard issue (or the soldered RAM). That symptom is typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight tofail when the LCD - if both work thenRAM goes. It could also be the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get bothhard drive, seeing as a setthese machines are so you don’t haveold. If it’s the RAM PC133 RAM isn’t hard to worry about another failure (but keepfind but the parthard drive has to be 120GB due to the 28-bit LBA on the G3 Macs that worksdid not impact the majority of G4’s. Your best bet is a 120/128GB SSD and an IDE adapter (M.2 or mSATA depending on what drive you buy).
 
AsIf you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).

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far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.
AsIf you want to be sure it’s booting and the LCD isn’t working, shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).

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far as the RCA cable approach goes it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a LCD or inverter burnout to me; that’s typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority ANDmajority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority ANDmajority. The problem with these non Apple cables is you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a LCD or inverter burnout to me; that’s typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majoritymajority AND you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majoritymajority AND you may find you need to play with the jack placement a little depending on the wiring. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a LCD or inverter burnout to me; that’s typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).
 
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.
As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get. If you insist on the Apple cable, [https://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?products_id=4840|this] is what it looks like.

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Sounds like a LCD or inverter burnout to me; that’s typical of how they fail. Anyway, plug it into an external monitor or shine a flashlight to the LCD - if both work then the backlight or inverter failed. Generally on a machine like this it’s better to get both as a set so you don’t have to worry about another failure (but keep the part that works).

As far as the RCA cable it's probably just a 3.5mm TRRS R/W/Y cable in all honestly. Those are plentiful online, but not really available in Retail because you will only find cables used by the majority. These cables we use on legacy notebooks like the iBook are pretty much online only because nobody carries one of these as a daily notebook anymore. Even the old school 2006-2009 MB fits that category, so parts are more difficult to get.

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