Black screen 30 secs after normal start up
iBook was fine, Optical Drive crashed, installed one from ebay along with a Mercury Legacy Pro SSD. After that screen goes black 30 secs after normal boot. Reinstalled the old HD, same result. Tried all the keyboard finger combos and removed replaced RAM.
I’ve seen suggestions about an external screen but have no idea what that means. Using another computer in Target mode??
I love my old G4 and would really like to be able to use it again. I have an extra screen from a parts G4 from the past, might try to install that if I can’t get any solid advice here.
Thanks in advace
I DID IT!!
Figured if it was running fine now with no shields or plastic I would spend my Saturday very carefully putting it back together testing it as I went. Seems leaving six screws out of the bottom shield did the trick eventually after about 4 hours or so of this and that.
Anyway, thanks for everyone’s help. Something happened when I put in that first Optical drive and for two months it has been very challenging.
Here’s my iBook with all it’s glory. The HP speakers are on an aluminum channel with felt on the inside as to not scratch the display. Really add to music listening.
These are the screw locations that are empty after hours of testing.