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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
  14. Hi, best way to fix it is replacement, you can find some on powerbookmedic.com (complete display with hinges, not cheap...) or thebookyard.com (hinges only, but not cheap either...). Sometime buying a wreck with good hinges is much cheaper . Also you have to find the good type of hinge , cause there are 3 model of Wallstreet display, 14.1", 13.3" or 12.1" and hinges assembly are differents . Also a right can't replace broken left one and viceversa... you can try 3d printing one too : Not perfect tho, cause my solution is not tight enough... Yes the problem is a design faul
  15. My 1ghz Ti as the sticker in the battery bay showing "1Ghz G4 15.2/512/60GB/SD/56K/" , plus serial nmr , ethernet ID and Wifi ID. Sadly my 867Mhz Ti is assembled from mix of pieces so the sticker is long gone... But given that the Ethernet ID and SN number are tied to the main board as is the cpu , then the sticker gives the cpu speed (if it's the original sticker that goes with the main board of course :). Other than that, externally there are no way of telling a 867Mhz from a 1Ghz Ti, unless your fire it up and go to "about this Mac".
  16. Bought on amazon for 8€ , 3 small packs of grey one. There are different colors, but that grey one is perfect as it's almost the same grey used by Apple for different rubber parts.
  17. Ah ! So i'm not the only one having this problem check here :
  18. What would nice to determine is why it happens to some before some others… Mines have none of these problems so far . I live in a not so dry area , humidity is quite high along the curves of the Seine around here. + I have some spare parts stored in a closed place in the yard, no heat there. And still none of them have these...
  19. There is a Duo 280 on sale on the bay , seller from Italy. It has the same film screen problem... Seems these films are reaching their ends nowadays...
  20. You could try to leave it plugged to the power block for a night . It "saved" one with the same trouble for me once. I also had one making horrible noise at boot and failing, even changing the fews caps wouldn't fix it. Until I did a good wash of the main board (warm water and soap, leave to dry two days), then it came back to life… 3400c/Kangas are nice when they work, but sometime the way they fail are complete mystery (to me at least).
  21. I've started a 3400c with the screen lid disassembled once, can't remember if I had a chime though, some time ago and was testing a very troublesome machine. But anyway , it's easy to disconnect the screen ribbon cable under that speaker panel, then reconnect the speaker panel, and test.
  22. It's normal for PBG3 WallStreet/MainStreet to do so when PRAM battery is old or just dead. Try reset PRAM, leave it plugged on power block for a while , or change the PRAM battery (not so easy on the WallStreet...).
  23. I suppose these crack in the transparent plastic are around the Apple logo at the bottom of the screen. Don't think there anything to do to make it less visible apart from replacing the plastic part. But iBook g3 first gen without these cracks are rare anyway.
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