ibook failure

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my ibook shows these horzontall lines and i have no clue what they are
they shut down my computer and everything
when i go to boot up it is crazy! everything goes wrong help me please

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dude! STOP

admin... cleanup aisle 5

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wow!

Posted 9 times. I am impressed at the zealousness and jealous at the same time.

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need more info...

Which iBook model are you using?
What OS are you running?
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)?
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?

Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up.
Do you hear a normal chime?

The more information you provide, the better we are able to diagnose the problem and the more helpful our suggestions would be.

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i hav not done anthing difere

i hav not done anthing diferentto my computer. it is a g3, os10

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i hav not done anthing difere

i hav not done anthing diferent to my computer. it is a g3, os10

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i hav not done anthing difere

i hav not done anthing diferent to my computer. it is a g3, os10

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i hav not done anthing difere

i hav not done anthing diferentto my computer. it is a g3, os10

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Re: i hav not done anthing difere

doeboy736 wrote:

it is a g3

G3 Clamshell? 300 MHz? 333 MHz? 366 MHz? 466 MHz? These are the rounded, colored-case models in Blueberry, Tangerine, Graphite, Indigo, and Lime.

G3 Dual USB? 500 MHz? 600 MHz? 700 MHz? 800 MHz? 900 MHz? 12" or 14"? These are squarish, white models.

doeboy736 wrote:

os10

10.0 (Cheetah)? 10.1 (Puma)? 10.2 (Jaguar)? 10.3 (Panther)? 10.4 (Tiger)?

The more information you offer us, the greater the likelihood that someone will be able to help.

And not to nitpick, but try only clicking the "Post comment" button *once.*

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i'd be willing to bet it's an

i'd be willing to bet it's an ice computer. if it's anything like what happened to mine, kiss your motherboard goodbye cuz i fried my gpu while trying different ways of fixing it.

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Posts: 14
Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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Which iBook model are you usi

Which iBook model are you using?900 mhz powerPC G3, 384 Mb SDRAM
What OS are you running?os 10
Have you recently changed something (added memory, installed new applications, downloaded any software)? snood, limewire
Was the possibly a recent traume to the iBook (spill, dropping, presence of a small child)?
no, I treated it good
Please describe how the problem first presented itself and the behavior of the machine during the boot up. when I booted it up from work it started up completely black, i then slapped the back of it and the color turned on. Then lights flashed vertically along the screen, it works sometimes but shuts off on itself or asks to restart.
Do you hear a normal chime? most of the time, but sometimes it gets halfway there and you hear the fan stop

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how idd it happen to yours. p

how idd it happen to yours. please explain what happened?
what is ice?

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Classic logic board failure

If you get it to an authorized Apple repair center *immediately*, you might still be able to get this repaired free of charge through Apple's repair extension program. Ask the tech whether this machine falls under the "iBook logic board REP"

If you don't have an Apple repair center near you, call 1 800 MY APPLE. Have your serial number ready.

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3/4 scale upright bass, 4pc drum kit, congas, travel congas, bongos, cajon, cabasa, 12 harmonicas
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