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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It just up and died.

My 14" ibook G4 just died.

I have replaced the dc in board and bought a new battery and power cord. I wasn't sitting at the computer when it died,so i don't know what happened

The little lights on the keyboard light. The sleep light and the lighted apple on the cover do not work nor does anything plugged into the usb ports. The only hint I have is that lately

the computer goes dead when the battery is at 86%. And I mean dead, you have to reset the clock from 1969.

Can anybody help me? Please...

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The battery is completely charged . I did the reset, turned it on, It made a fan noise like it was starting up then nothing happened? Should I try that again? Is it something else?

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Leave it plugged in over night to charge the battery. Press the test button on the battery to see if it has a charge. Reset the PMU, here's how: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1431

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The battery is completely charged . I did the reset, turned it on, It made a fan noise like it was starting up then nothing happened? Should I try that again? Is it something else?

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Karen Stoll, first try what Apple suggest (not including step 14;-):"

The computer will not power on

1. Remove any connected peripherals.

2. Try known-good power outlet.

3. Try known-good power adapter and power cord.

4. Remove battery.

5. Press Caps Lock key to see if light on key comes on. If it does, hold power button

down for six seconds to shut down the computer and restart.

6. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shiftpower.

Warning: Make sure you do not hold down the "fn" key when resetting the

power manager.

Warning: Resetting the power manager means you will also need to reset the

date and time (using the Date & Time control panel).

7. Reset PRAM (Press the power button, then hold down the Option-Command-P-R

keys until you hear the startup chime at least one additional time after the initial

startup chime).

8. Disconnect keyboard completely. Inspect connectors. Restart with keyboard

disconnected.

9. Remove any additional RAM.

10. Important:

The AirPort Extreme/Bluetooth card has specific handling precautions.

Make sure you review the section "AirPort Extreme/Bluetooth Card" in the Take Apart

chapter before continuing.

Remove AirPort Extreme/Bluetooth card.

11. Try known-good DC board.

12. Verify cable connections and check cables for damage.

13. Verify power button is connected properly to logic board, if power button is not

functioning correctly or damaged, replace the top case.

14. Replace logic board.

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in Option-Command -P-R is the P-R the power button?

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No, press the lettered keys P & R and Option & Command keys at the same time.

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