View Full Version : iBook G4 dies?!

10-13-2005, 11:37 AM
I just got my iBook about a month ago, and already it has blacked out 4 times! Only way I can restart it is to remove the battery and plug it in again.(not sleeping, not off, but no response no matter what I try). Anyone know what it could be? :confused:

10-13-2005, 12:13 PM
You can take a look at the CrashLogs and/or Panic logs in the Console (located in the Utilities fodler) and see if anything for those "blackouts" is indicated... Could you also explain a bit more what you mean by blackout.
As well you may try to reset PRAM (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238) and the PMU (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=14449) to see if it helps.

10-13-2005, 12:25 PM
It's probably your logic board - mine did that, too, but died after the first time. Back up your stuff and get it in the shop. (Don't forget to deauthorize iTunes.)

10-13-2005, 12:41 PM
nothing in the crashlogs (that I can understand anyway), but the time gets reset to 1970! One of the last things in the crashlog was:
Oct 13 18:08:13 ole-christopher-strms-ibook-g4 launchd: Server 0 in bootstrap 1103 uid 0: "/usr/sbin/lookupd"[272]: exited abnormally: Hangup

If that helps...

By 'blackout' I mean that the screen goes completely black, all of a sudden. I don't know if anything is running, but the fan still runs after the crash. I tried to close the iBook to see if it the sleeping-mode-light (dunno what its really called) starts to blink, but it doesn't...

And, sorry for being a noob, but don't know what PRAM or PMU are or how to reset...

10-13-2005, 12:48 PM
For PRAM and PMU resets (which I think may be the issue here as the date on your iBook gets reset), simply click on the links I provided in my previous post. The links are part of the PRAM and PMU words in that reply.

10-13-2005, 12:55 PM
ok, thanks a lot.. a new noob question: where is the option key?

10-13-2005, 01:24 PM
Cajunluke, what do you mean by deauthorize? :S *confused*

10-13-2005, 01:34 PM
1) The option key is shown in an illustration on this page:

2) "de-authorize" refers to what you do relating to music files that you have purchased from the iTunes Music Store. If you haven't purchased anything from the iTunes Music Store, then forget about it.

10-13-2005, 01:52 PM
ok, thanks for al the help guys!