Just wondering whether anyone knows about this problem. A friend of mine has a 14" G3 iBook. At some stage the sound stopped working and there were loads of moving horizontal lines on the screen. He turned it off and when turning it on again the startup chime would come normally but the screen remained black.
After a bit of shaking, it worked OK again. This does sound like a proper hardware problem, loose wire or something, to me. Something you'd want to have fixed while still on warranty. The problem of course being reproducability: Right now it works just fine. And without doubt it will when showing it to some Apple service person or even sending it in.
What's the best way to deal with this?
Mine’s done that. Twice. I can offer the helpful advice that it’ll get worse, and in about 2 weeks, it’ll be really reproducable.
Alternatively, do something that taxes the video card a lot. Well, ok, this is a personal theory but I think mine was the video card..
Thanks for the hint. We already saw the problem become very frequent and is going to take the iBook to be repaired as soon as he is back in the UK.
In this case, the problem can be triggered by squeezing the left side of the iBook a little.
Is it the iBook problem that many people seem to be complaining about these days?