iBook will not start, no chime just fan noise?

Upon pressing start button, no chime, just a continuous almost-white noise, I can feel the fan running air out the back, and thats as far as it goes, if I close the lid fan continues to run. Have tried changing hard drive thought it may have packed up. Thanks for any advice.

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Please be a bit more specific. What's the history of the machine? Did you drop it or did it suffer a spillage? Why did you change the hard drive? Will it boot in target mode?

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The machine developed this noise, which I suspected to be the hard drive, I now think it to be the fan. It did at first boot in target mode and behaved, then on restart I got no chime just noise with fan running, upon closing the lid the fan keeps running, to stop it I have to pull the plug. There has been no spillage, has not been dropped. Thank you for your interest.

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First remove the battery and AC adapter. Press the start button for five seconds. Replace the AC adapter and give it a try. Reseat the RAM. Remove the hard drive and try starting up from the system installation disk. Let us know of any changes or anything that works. Thanks

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Apologies for the delay getting back to you, tried all you suggested, no change, now with the hard drive removed there is no fan noise, seems completely dead.

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You do have the AC adapter plugged in? Are you getting a light on it?

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I still cant get it to boot up still showing panic .

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thank you for trying . but still saying restart and it panic says hanging here what dose that mean

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