Model A1013, A1052, A1085, or A1107 / 1440x900 screen resolution

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Won't boot after repair

Replaced the hard drive re-formatted it and got it booted up

Still had noise-replace the fan assembly and DC-in board (broke one while removing).

Re-assembled and no boot

no chine, no screen, no hard drive spinning, no nothing

tried: pulled apart and checked all of the connections

removed battery to boot

reset PMU, tried target disk mode. boot from external hd, boot from cd, connected external monitor

only responses -superdrive spins sometimes, caps light works, ac adapter green

not sure what to do next?? what did I break??? Everything looked fine and in its' place. TIA

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Yes it was running before replacement

checked the keyboard connection, seems fine

got the dc in board from ifixit, don't have a multimeter

can't use the old one sheered an ic off the bottom taking it out

what kind would i need and what would I be checking/looking for?


Part was correct, ordered the multimeter what and where do I check?


Would you mind telling me what the part number was and giving me the last three letters of your serial number.


IF155-008-1 part #

MVZ is the last 3 letters of the serial #


Apple PowerBook G4 1.0 17" (Al) Specs

Identifiers: 17-Inch - M8793LL/A - PowerBook5,1 - A1013 - N/A


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If it was running before you replaced the fan and DC-in board and you replaced the DC-in board, then look to the change you made. Recheck your installation of the DC-IN port, test it with a multimeter. If the old port will work at all, give it a try. Next check your keyboard connection to the logic board, you may not be getting a start signal.

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Here's a multimeter that will do. First thing I would do is check your model number vs the part number for that machine and what you received.


can you give me some information on what/where to check with the multimeter please? i will be getting it today TIA


This will give you a good idea of where to test, you may need to extrapolate some:


see my above note about what finally fixed the problem. Thanks for you help Mayer


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