Guidance on troubleshooting a non booting iBook
I´ve been given a broken iBook - G3 12 inches - 900 Mhz.
Upon close inspection i found out that someone sent it to the floor when it was plugged and charging. There was a dent in the case and the DC plug was bent and its inner connections broken.
I managed to repair the broken DC plug, now the battery charges properly; also i replaced the HDD which was broken, and also dealt with re-seating the graphic chip by means of a hair-dryer session.
Having the computer returned to life i managed to reinstall the OS (10.3.9) while it was wide open, but upon closing the case and putting (hopefully) everything back in its place, it won´t boot.
I have reopened it and, voila, it boots, so i´m guessing there´s a short somewhere.
Reading the different answers around here i´ve seen that the inner metal cover protection might be the culprit, as it could short if not properly placed. I´ll try this, but i´d like some extra advice of what else should i look for, in your opinion.
Is this a good question?