Misc Symptoms

The computer runs with battery, but not with the power adapter plugged into wall outlet 1. Try known-good power outlet. 2. Try known-good power adapter and power cord. Note Verify that power adapter connector glows amber or green. If the power adapter light is green, turn over the computer and press the battery button. The battery lights should glow green and stay on if the power adapter is operating correctly. 3. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination...

Procedure

Apple Ibook Screw Holes

With the display face down on a soft cloth, remove the four 7-mm long hex screws two from each side from the display module. 2. Starting at a corner of the display, use a black stick to pry up the bezel from the display housing. Carefully work the black stick around the outer perimeter and corners of the bezel. 3. Lift off the display assembly from the display housing. 4. Install the replacement display rear housing, and reassemble and test the computer. Replacement Note Make sure the...

Startup

Remove any connected peripherals. 2. Try known-good power outlet. 3. Try known-good power adapter and power cord. 5. Press Caps Lock key to see if light on key comes on. If it does, hold power button down for six seconds to shut down the computer and restart. 6. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shift-power. Warning Make sure you do not hold down the fn key when resetting the power manager. Warning Resetting the power manager means you will also need to...

Preliminary Steps

Keyboard Anchor

Before you begin, remove the battery. 1. Raise the display so you can access the keyboard. 2. Make sure the keyboard locking screw, located in the small plastic tab next to the Num Lock key, is not in the locked position. The iBook comes with the keyboard unlocked, so unless you or someone else locked the keyboard, you can skip this step. To unlock the keyboard, turn the screw 1 2 turn. 3. Release the keyboard by pulling down on the keyboard release tabs located to the left of the F1 and F12...

Display

No display, or dim display, but computer appears to operate correctly if dim, display shows startup icon and or desktop 1. Remove any connected peripherals. 2. Try known-good power outlet, power adapter and power cord. 3. Press F2 with the fn key pressed and not pressed to increase the screen brightness setting. 4. Reboot the computer hold down the Control and Command keys and press the Power button, or press and hold the Power button for 5 to 10 seconds to shut down the computer, then press...