PowerBook won't start up
I have a classic and still workable Pismo Powerbook G3 500 Mhz 386 Mb RAM, 11 Gb harddrive, Mac OS 14.11 Tiger. The laptop recently crashed and wouldn't start up again. No chime, dark screen but power lights for key board are on when pressed. Battery is fully charged. Switched processor and harddrive to another Powerbook and they are functional. Pulled connection to PRAM battery and no change. Is this a sign that the motherboard is dead?
If the screen is bad, the computer should still start up. Any way to check to be sure. Since replacing motherboard is considered more technically challenging, is this something I should try if motherboard is the issue.
Would appreciate any advice from Mac experts and aficionados out there.
Is this a good question?