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Hi my friend has a powerbook g4 that they have dropped. It worked after it dropped but know it just stopped working? Does anybody have any clue on what it can be? Apple said it was the logicboard but that makes no sense if it just stopped working you should get some sign right?

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Not to be flip, but the sign is that it stopped working. If by "Apple says" you mean an Apple genius or tech, then keep in mind that they know what they're talking about.

That said, why not get a second opinion from someone who can actually look at the machine? Us anonymous strangers like to help, but if your "friend"'s computer has been dropped, someone should really see it in person. There are many authorized Apple repair services, for example university computer stores, and other places that are easy to find, where a qualified technician will confirm or deny what you've been told.
 

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Ya thats what i was going to get them to do. I Just thought it might have been the dc in or dc to dc. The only reason was because they told me the apple guy didn't even open it up so ya..

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Ya thats what i was going to get them to do. I Just thought it might have been the dc in or dc to dc. The only reason was because they told me the apple guy didn't even open it up so ya..
As an experienced Apple technician myself (still in the business), I probably won't have to open your unit up either to determine which part(s) is at fault.
 

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Usally when the logic board goes are there not signs though like the light on the power adapter still goes on? Sorry just trying to figure out what there problem is for them.
It entirely depends on the failure point of the logic board. Also, given that the dc in board is what controls power to the unit, it would stand to reason that the power adapter would still charge the battery and power the unit.
 

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My bad. :)
 

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Perhaps in the "experience" category one should learn to read first especially when bragging about credentials. :rolleyes:
It's a POWERBOOK "in question."

It needs to go in and get opened up.
 
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