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PowerBook G4, Turns on, With no chime or screen

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My powerbook G4 1.33GHZ 15" is down and out.

I let the battery drain die one day (original battery) and i believe it is toast, i have a working AC adapter. Ive tryed reseting various thing from power manager yadedyada. When i press the power button the screen flashs the logic board makes a beeb and i just hear fans spinning. Its running the latest OS apple offers.

Ive got a firewire cable and an IMAC is this can help me out, THANKS!
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
Do you have an external monitor that you could plug into the powerbook?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have a Video Cable But it requires some fiddiling to get done and if i remeber correctly would only work on a restart of the computer, its just a crappy EBAY cable that requires me to press the double window button on the top of the keyboard
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
It would let us see if it is just the screen or if it is the logic board. If the video works, then it's just the screen.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No video Signal, its an S-Video Cable SO ya.

Caps lock lights up as well as speaker button

I dont believe its video, As ive retried reseting the NVRAM and power manager
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Ive been on this on the apple forums, Tryed everything they said, The power Adapter DOES work
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
There are several good companies that offer mail-in service for Mac Laptop repair:


Laptop Rescue:

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Im asking you, not them, SO give me some help, thanks
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
It sounds like a hardware issue, and we do not do hardware repair here.

One thing I would try is insert your OS X disc into the computer and hold down the "C" key when you turn on the computer. This should start the OS X installer, if the computer is not dead.
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