Apple's line of iBook laptops was intended for the consumer and educational markets. The iBook line comprises of the iBook G3 Clamshell, G3 12", G3 14", G4 12", and G4 14".

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laptop won't switch on after installing airport card

I bought an airport card last week for my g3 ibook - an 802.11b.

Inserted card - didn't work.

laptop now refuses to switch on and boot up.

have tried all sorts of things -taking battery out, using different keys. A previous post I found suggested that the wire that attaches to the card could have shorted out the computer. I still can't find a solution to this, despite scouring the internet.

So, to summarise -

I can't boot it up at all.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Keyboard appears to have some power in that the caps lock key will switch on - ie register as green, even though the actual computer won't switch on or boot up.

Thank you.

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Go over your reassembly carefully. Especially the power button connection and ribbon cable to logic board connections. Connect to an external monitor to ensure that it's not a display issue. It's not clear if you are trying to boot with the faulty card in or out of the machine.

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