Would anyone be able to tell me what might be wrong with this ibook based on whats in this text?
Then I did a bad thing. I plugged in a cable into the AV port with both the computer and the receiver where on at the same time. Suddenly all I got was gibberish colors on the screen. I almost cried. I tried the monitor out jack and lo and behold- it worked! Not on the built in screen mind you, but at least I could plug it into a monitor and still use it.
I upgraded the memory to the max for this machine (a paltry 640Mb) and continued on my merry way. Then it started to act erractic at times. Freezing up or not loading, the hard drive was making noises, but it would eventually settle down. But it got worse as time went on. It finally got to the point where it would only load for a minute or two and that was after a long time to get it up and running.
Now it just clicks, clicks, clicks, clicks from the hard drive area. I threw in the towel and humbled myself to a used PC.