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  1. The original HD makes a clicking noise. I changed it to another empty HD, and yes it spins. With a keyboard plugged, zapping Pram doesn't work, target mode doesn't work (tried connected to an imac, HD doesn't show). Seems boot keyboard combinations aren't recognised. Always black screen. Screen power button lit when I start it tho, and if I plug the speakers to the screen usb port I get the chime at start up.
  2. Thanks. What is and where is located that VRM please ? The speakers are badly rotten, so I suppose don't working. There is another led lit when I plug it, green, on the opposite side from the ram slots. Edit: After a bit of cleaning the speakers, there is a chime ! So I suppose the main board is good ?
  3. Good day gents, Inherited a G4 Cube that refuses to boot. no chime (does Cube chime anyway ?). no video on any screen I try, either the cubes one or a VGA. Only some quick flashes (4 ?) on the main power and screen buttons. With a DS2 red led lit on the main board, near the ram slots. Think it's a ram problem...? Tried resetting the ram, using only one slot and moving the ram to each slots for testing, using different ones... no joy. Strange thing is when I try to boot it with the original HD , there is a click-clicking noise for a while, even tho that HD seems to be fine as I rem
  4. Check here : From here : https://www.ifixit.com/Device/iBook_G3_Clamshell
  5. No worries, Clamshells are completely harmless invertebrates.
  6. If your broken screen is a LG, then no prob, the display cable you have with it will do with your working LG screen. If your broken screen is a Samsung, then you must find a Samsung display cable. I think there was another third screen brand too, not sure. Anyways, each goes with their own cables. Changing a screen that has the correct cable installed is easy, but changing the cable is more a pita.
  7. Hi Techknight, I tried changing the ram on that Kanga, still same problem, very dim screen. Like a failing backlit, but its not that as I swapped screen with known good one already… Also this Kanga doesn’t want to zap pram, or boot in OF… (yes the PRAM batteries are removed).
  8. I have the same backlite problem with a kanga (witch really annoys me cause... its a Kanga). Also swapped screen, same result. must be a component on the board, but which one ?... Like Bibilit said very few capacitors on these machines, 2 or 3 on the PMU board.
  9. Thks for the info. And btw, contrat for the custom case project .
  10. There is a ebey listing at the moment ( easy to find), for a nice 1400c with accelerator card, and.... a wooden lid cover ! Note I didn't ask the seller if that is real wood... Never saw this before, anyone know if this thing was sold or is it a user hack ? Is its a manufactured thing, must be as rare as the solar panel lid cover stuff.
  11. Hi . I'm still here thanks for these infos. Sure you can start a thread documenting your researchs. very interesting. I did manage to make that Lime Clamshell work, but the hard way ie, changing the main board, so it wasn't a screen problem... I suspect its some broken connections on the screen data connector , as last time i tried the original mainboard , the screen would light grey and i could hear the clamshell booting and hd doing hos things... but dunno how to fix that data connector, so i exchanged the board with a working 336 mhz one.
  12. Congrat !! Very cool resin screen. I tried the exact same thing some time ago, but i couldn't get the resin to stay clear . I think it was the resin i used (too old). I still have the silicon mold though.
  13. Not the all hinges assembly . Only the hinge part that fixes on the main body ( the one that most often breaks ) , this one : These are 12.1" hinges. The upper part that fixes in the display assembly is again different for the 13.3" and 14.1". For example, here is a 14.1" hinge I think: (Pict from TheBookYard obviously , i'll remove if any problem). If it's only the lower part that is broken, it can be exchanged from another display size one , but have to disassemble it from the all hinge. Here some infos: http://www.linkedresources.com/teach/powerbook
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