How to troubleshoot an unpredictable shut out, shut down of iBook?
This unit describes itself as an iBook G4 running 1.07 GHz. Started up it sometimes runs, sometimes not. Right now it is in its sometimes not phase.
Typically, if we want it to crash (meaning the screen goes blank and we do not know if the subprocesses are running but the sound o the harddrive and or fan can still be heard) we can touch the lower righthand corner of the CPU. A less than light touch on the trackpad or button will shut it down. Also, looking at it as if it were a PC running Vista will also shut it down.
We had applecare on this for three years and it had a screen replaced as well as a number of warranty issues. It is well past that time so I opened the screen as one of the screws did not appear to be set correctly and found a multitude of loose screws that Apple repair never bothered to screw back in. Wondering if they could not bother to finish the screen repair how likely is it that they managed to miss attaching grounding and other vital parts.
Insights are welcomed as I just am not ready to trash this mac.
Is this a good question?