149 responses

  1. Eric
    September 6, 2012


    Thank you for sharing on how to fix broken G4 iBook logic board.. really helpful..

  2. Ember
    September 26, 2012

    on test for a few hours now and all working! YAY!

  3. Onno
    October 25, 2012


  4. bill
    October 26, 2012

    I used the electrical tape trick and it is now working after setting under the bed for two years, now I have a great
    garage computer. thanks guys

    • Elijah
      September 19, 2014

      I also have an iBook G4 that was effected about a year or so after I got it took it to apple to see what was wrong and they said I needed a new logic board so instead of doing that I bout a 15″ MacBook Pro late 2006 and just put my iBook away in storage. I recently moved and thought that maybe other ppl had similar issues with their iBooks. So I found that they did since I don’t know how to solder or own a soldering device I was wondering if you could tell me about the electrical tape you used to fix yours I have mine open and ready but need to buy the tape and have the instructions on where to put it if you could please let me know I would be forever grateful there are pics of my parents on the hard drive that I want so bad they both passed 5 years ago this past May. Also if you have any pics showing where the tape goes that would be great I now know what chip it is thanks to the pics on this website.

      Thank You

  5. javier
    October 27, 2012

    god bless people like you tankyou so much

  6. soullinker
    November 7, 2012

    thanks for the guide :D
    really helped me a lot
    nice post dude :)

  7. CherrieTanadi
    November 13, 2012

    Thanks!!!! it’s really usefull for me!

  8. jimmy jimz
    November 13, 2012

    Thank you for sharing. This is very helpful :D

  9. Ladies Clothing Catalog
    November 14, 2012

    this was great
    this help me so much
    big thanks

  10. bill
    November 20, 2012

    i used a piece of plastic that broke off of the case and taped it to the chip, screwed the case down tight and it worked for a while, i think i will try the soldering next. How hot should i get the iron, it has adjustable controls.


  11. julien
    April 14, 2013

    thanks a lot ! i’ve just repaired an old 14″ powerbook thanks to
    you :) <3

  12. Trudi Gothe
    May 6, 2013

    This may not be the best place to ask but, I have been looking for a place to bring my Mac for servicing. Has anyone ever heard of this mac repair service? They’re right in West Los Angeles, which is not too far from my home. It’s called – Mac Repair Los Angeles, 11322 Santa Monica Blvd, Ste B Los Angeles, CA 90025 (310) 966-9099.

  13. Emeo
    May 16, 2013

    Yes, I just performed the soldering minutes ago and it WORKED on my iBook G4 11″ 1.3 ghz. A week ago I had black & white stripes all over the screen BUT now is fixed. : )

    However it is already my 2nd attempt. My 1st attempt was 2 years ago on my iBook G4 14″ 900mhz. I did tried to put extra solder on the pin and like people mentioned above, I messed up the pins.

    So my advice would be to first put flux on those pins that you are going to solder. Then NO NEED to put extra solder. Just press the solder tip onto the pins and let it melt the existing solder on the pins. If done successfully, the solder on the pins will become shinier.

    My equipment: Aoyou digital solder
    Temperature: 450 Degree

    Good luck!

  14. Saskia
    July 20, 2014

    Hi! My iBook G4 freezees right when I turn it on. I get the spinning wheel but it never fully starts. Any solutions???

    Did I say Thanks?

  15. garison
    October 2, 2014

    I have my little laptop again!
    thank you

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