should iBook boot without internal optical drive?
the optical drive in my G4 iBook (12", 1.33GHz) ate a disc, was making odd noises when trying to eject it, and just would not eject it. not really caring about the drive, i decided to just get the disc out of it and leave the drive disconnected. after doing that and reassembling everything, the machine will not power up.
so either the machine needs to have the internal optical drive connected in order to power up, or i mucked up the blue/white power connectors to the logic board when dissassembling/reassembling the machine. (i fear the latter :-)
to my question: does the internal optical drive need to be connected in order for the machine to power-up?