PowerPC :: My Powerbook No Longer Draws A Charge From The Mains?

Feb 7, 2007

My 1.67ghz, 15" high resolution, Powerbook seems to be broken. I use my laptop all day every day on battery power, and charge it through the night. Today, when I got home, it drew no charge from the adaptor. I have a backup iBook G3 which still charges perfectly off the same adapter, yet the Powerbook doesn't. I have left plugged in for about 45 minutes now, but still no charge, so the computer won't start up. I have a lot of important work on this computer, so I at least need some way of getting my data off it without ripping it apart to remove the HD. What should I do? I suspect that the power port in the laptop is somehow deformed, and thus is not making a connection. If this is the poblem, will it mean a new logic board?

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PowerPC :: Battery Doesn't Charge On Powerbook G4?

Oct 26, 2010

Some days ago i finally added a Powerbook g4 to my Mac collection and since then ive been trying to fix this computer without any results. The Powerbook had the battery dead at first and i had to replace it with a new one i had. Now the problem/weird thing is that the computer detects the battery but it doesnt charge. It has about 18% of the charge and when i try to boot up all i hear is like a fan sound and nothing more, no boot up sound and no image on the screen.

If i boot up using the power cable thats when i see the 18% of the battery icon, but as soon as i take out the power cord, the image goes black although the computer still makes sounds as if it was on. Does it have any solution? PS: ive tried to reset the PMU,changed the pRam for a new one, reset the Nvram.

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PowerPC :: Powerbook G4 Power Options - Battery Is Showing Full Charge?

Sep 7, 2007

I have a 1.67 GHz Powerbook G4. This morning it was fine. When I got home from work, it decided that it suddenly no longer wants to stay on when not plugged in. The battery is showing a full charge. The light on the plug is green. But the second I unplug the cord from the laptop, the entire thing shuts down.

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PowerPC :: PowerBook G4 No Longer Booting Up?

Mar 28, 2009

I know very very little about computer parts and things like that, but I hope to have provided enough information. When I boot up, both plugged into the power cord, and on battery, the powerbook will reach a white screen with an apple logo in the center. There also is a rotating disk below the apple logo. It will then shortly power down. I made a visit to the genius bar, and they told me something was wrong. I was like DUH!!! They said for $320 it would all be fixed, but I was hoping to be able to find out what was going wrong with it. Sadly I don't have the start-up disk that came with the laptop .

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PowerPC :: Powerbook DVD Burner No Longer Recognized?

Jan 7, 2008

I've got a 1.5Ghz PB G4 (128MB Radeon 9700 model), and it would appear that the DVD burner is no longer being recognized. It's out of warranty. I've opened it up and verified that the cables are all connected. I know it is receiving power, because it spins up when I tell the computer to shut down. Symptoms: disc in the drive does not mount, eject key does nothing, Disc Burning in System Profiler says "No burning device was found. If you are using an external device please make sure that it is connected and powered properly.", disc in drive is not seen by Disk Utility, ATA in System Profiler only shows my hard drive.

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PowerPC :: PowerBook No Longer Boots Up - Chimes, But No Screen

Oct 25, 2006

I recently got a cheap used 12 1.33 PB, that has worked great for a couple of months.Yesterday the PB shut off totally while in sleep mode. I couldn't power it back up at first, but was able to after I reset the PMU, and plugged the power cord in. The computer worked fine after that for the rest of the day.This morning, I noticed the PB shut off again during sleep mode. But this time, I can no longer boot it up. The PB chimes, but then nothing comes onscreen, and there's no hard drive activity (so I'm pretty sure its not the screen.)

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PowerPC :: PowerBook Left Unused No Longer Works

Mar 21, 2007

PowerBook G4 Ti:Where can one look up the meaning of diagnostics codes? HDD diagnostics error code: ata1/6/3 HD:2,0 What does a single blinking LED on the battery mean? AppleCare does not show the HDD, chance it is ok but not connected? A friend's system wouldn't start up, he said I could take a look, asking me to recover some family photos from his Hard Disk Drive. This machine had not been used for months. So far I have uncovered two issues and would be grateful to receive further guidance here to get this machine up and going.

service history: 3/10/2005 = repaired directory errors, charged clock battery, installed optical drive. action: Remove PRAM battery and it powers up. I like to tinker, and I'm recently out of work, stumbled upon a place with step by step instructions to take apart at <http://homepage.mac.com/sysop/PhotoAlbum13.html>. Followed those steps and removed the persistent RAM (PRAM) battery, put it all back together ( except for a few screws, oops! ) and it powers up, and seems to be charging the battery as an LED lights up now. Took it apart again and checked Hard Disk Drive connections, appears ok. Put the PRAM battery back in ( battery shows: 616-0144-A, match to slide 35 ) and now the system boots ok. Maybe resetting the connections got things going, maybe the battery needed a kick, who knows............

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PowerPC :: USB Keyboard And Mouse No Longer Working On Powerbook?

Mar 31, 2009

The apple keyboard and mouse have stopped working altogether on my powerbook. They were working just minutes ago. Restart did nothing. Ideas?

Both USB slots are working.

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PowerPC :: 45 / 65 Watt Mains Power Adaptor - Which One Compatible

Mar 16, 2008

I have a 1.67 Ghz, 1gb ram 15inch powerbook. I need a new mains power adaptor as mine is pretty well had it. I've looked around on the web and am not sure if I need a 45watt or 65 watt adaptor. Does it make a difference? I'm based in the UK.

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Power PC :: Mac PowerBook Won't Charge / Get It To Work?

Oct 18, 2009

Having an issue charging my mac. When I plug the charger into my mac, it turns orange, so I know its charging, but no matter how long I leave it in for it never has enough power to turn on.

If I move the charger around slightly at an angel in the hole it turns green and only then will it turn on, but the moment the green light goes back to orange the laptop turns off.

When I do manage to get it turned on, it says there is 0% battery.

I've tried using different chargers so could the problem be with the connector in the laptop?

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MacBook Pro :: (OS X 10.6.8) No Longer Holds Charge

Jun 2, 2014

About a month ago, I unplugged my MacBook Pro from the wall charger and it immediately turned off. From then on, it will not turn on on its own, and I have only been able to use it when it is plugged into the wall. The battery icon says "Replace Now" and "Not Charging," even when plugged in. I currently have 1072 charges on the computer, and just downloaded a firmware update that seems to be designed to address this exact problem, but to no avail. However, it was holding a fairly strong charge up until the point when it stopped working, so the whole event seems quite bizarre to me and I feel like something must be happening.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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PowerPC :: Powerbook Battery - Significance Of Levels For Powerbook G4 15''

Nov 15, 2006

I am leaving for a week long trip and many parts of it will not be able to run the computer off of the powercord, which is a problem because I get about 40mins of wordprocessing use out of it when I run the battery alone. Can someone explain what the significance of these levels are for my Powerbook G4 15'' (Alm) 1.25GHz, namely the cycle count and full charge/remaining capacity?

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Jun 2, 2009

purchased a macbook Unibody back in October 2008 when they were released and use it heavily. The battery no longer holds a nice long charge - I get about 2 to 2.5 hours out of a full charge.

The battery has 149 cycles on it, which is obviously high (and correct, I use the hell out of it). With it still being in warranty, is it worth pursuing a replacement battery? Will Apple tell me to go take a hike with the high cycle counts?

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PowerPC :: 12 Inch Powerbook Not Starting Up / Using Install Disk From A 15 Inch Powerbook G4

Oct 15, 2008

My 12 inch powerbook does not start up. Instead it loads to Darwin. I have an install disk from a 15 inch powerbook G4 and I would like to know if using this would work on my 12 inch powerbook G4?

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PowerPC :: PB G4 Won't Charge - How To Fix It

Apr 20, 2010

I've got a powerbook g4 like in the pic below. You can see two white fuses f4 and f5, on the middle right, directly to the left of the daughter board connector. F5 has blown.

Under normal conditions with f5 blown the powerbook will boot off battery OR off power adapter. However it will not charge.

If I bridge f5 the power adapter trips off (dies) any time I plug it in.

battery in this powerbook NEVER induces the charging circuit to pop on.

link to img, it's big


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PowerPC :: Won't Charge Or See It's Plugged In

Aug 7, 2006

I'm getting a 1.25Ghz 15" Al Powerbook assuming I can fix it. It's got one major problem - it won't charge the battery, or see that it's plugged in. This problem just happened suddenly, it wasn't a gradual thing at all, and there was no physical damage that caused it. The Powerbook still booted and worked fine off of a freshly charged battery, but the computer won't charge that battery anymore.

I think it's a broken DC-in board that needs to be replaced, but before I dump $50 - $75 on a new one, can anyone tell me if it might be something else, maybe something I could check for free?

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 Won't Charge

Jun 17, 2007

My girl friends iBook 900mhz g3 doesn't want to charge for some reason, has anyone had this problem?

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Won't Charge?

May 19, 2008

Last month my old charger died (literally, it blew up.), so I got a generic one. It worked for a while then it wouldn't charge. Basically it would charge for a second then stop, after about 5 minutes of crapping about with it it would stay charging. Then like a week later it stopped doing this and with the generic charger it'd charge when plugged in right away, no fights. Now today it decides to do it again, BUT it won't charge no matter how long I jiggle the wire around etc.

Would this be the DC board? I don't want to buy another charger finding out it's the DC board, or vice versa.. If it is the DC board, does anyone have a link to a site to show how to install a new one? If it's a big hassle, I might see if theres an apple shop around town. Also: It does this with the battery out as well, so it's not the battery.

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 800 MHz Won't Charge Battery

Mar 14, 2007

My iBook G3 800 MHz will not charge any more all of a sudden. I have tried plugging it in to several power sockets and it won't charge. Whats more... I tried charging it with just the normal charger, and I even tried charing it with the extension wire! I am not sure if it is the charger, or my iBook. If it is the iBook, should i rip it open and get a new part for it? If it is the charger, where can i get a new one?

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PowerPC :: Won't Charge IBook Batteries

Jan 3, 2008

It ran fine off of a battery, but won't charge. I replaced the DC board and the power adapter, but it still won't run or charge off the battery. I think the original power adapter was bad and ruined the original DC board and the new one. I'm going to try one more DC board and if it doesn't work then give up the parts on eBay. Problem is, I need the data off the hard drive. Is there anyone in the Kansas City area who has an iBook 14" 1.42 GHz and would would be willing to charge the batteries for me? I wonder if the Apple Store might do this? This way, I can turn on the iBook and copy the data to another machine.

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 Won't Charge Or Startup

Mar 8, 2008

I have an iBook g3 running Tiger that I bought second hand almost two years ago that has been working perfectly up until yesterday. I use it for uni during the day and usually turn the machine off overnight while it charges. The other night I left it 'asleep' while charging instead of off. When I came to use it in the morning it would not wake up and was totally silent although it's pulsing 'on' light in the front part of the casing was on. The charging cable was still connected and was green, indicating a full charge, but the battery-life light display, when pressed, showed only a single light, which flashds a few times, indicating the battery wasn't fully charged.

While trying to get the thing to do something I removed the battery. This caused the ibook to turn off the pulsating light - it was completely off and apparently not drawing power from it's adapter, which was still plugged in. I have been trying since then to get the computer to turn on. No matter how long it is left charging, the battery never indicates anything other than a single light with a few flashes, the computer will not turn on and the cable of the charger stays green when plugged in. I have tried inserting an older battery - which I know worked, it just only used to hold an hour's charge or so - and it will not charge at all. I have also tried resetting the PMU, which appears to have done nothing

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PowerPC :: IBook G3 Won't Charge Battery

Mar 14, 2009

I just tried to charge my iBook, and it won't charge. If I unplug the charger from the mains socket, and plug it back in, the ring around the charger will turn green for about a second and then turn off. I've tried to restart the iBook, and I've removed the battery from it also.

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PowerPC :: Battery Charge Decreasing Even While Plugged In?

Nov 3, 2006

for some reason my powerbook battery charge slowly goes down even while it's plugged in. The power light is green as if it's fully charged but it goes down about 1% every day and then if i unplug it and plug it back in then it starts to charge, goes up to 100% like it should and then starts all over again. It never used to do this so i don't know why it's doing it now.

It started happening around the time apple had that huge recall so then i got it replaced but it still does it so it can't be the batteries fault (at least it doesn't seem likely)

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Charge / Flicker Slow?

Feb 7, 2007

I have a 1.2 Ghz Power PC Ibook that has been a flawless laptop for almost two years now. Yesterday, I noticed that the screen wold periodically dim/brighten every couple of seconds. As I looked at the battery icon, I noticed that each time it dimmed, the charge icon would switch to a battery (as if the laptop wasn't plugged in), and each time it brightened, the corresponding charge icon would appear.

This happens even though it is plugged in, and usually, if I adjust the power cord, then it stops. But each time I have had to do this, it becomes less responsive to the method! Now I'm afraid my computer will simply die a slow death, with me frantically jiggling a cord to no avail, watching as it breathes its last breath, unable to be repowered!

PS: I'm an American, in Germany, who will be in London next week and able to visit a genius bar there...but I'm not positive that my warrranty extends beyond American borders.

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PowerPC :: Battery Not Showing Correct Charge?

Aug 3, 2007

I have a 1.33Ghz 12" powerbook and recently it has started to just shut off when the battery is saying it has around a half hour left, instead of it warning me that the battery is low and it will go to sleep soon. and then it won't restart until I plug it in. is there any way for me to fix this besides getting a new battery? This battery is not covered under any recalls, and there is no applecare left on the computer. also if it matters the computer is running 10.4.10.

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Charge Battery But Only Run On AC Adapter?

Sep 18, 2007

I just bought a 74w NewerTech battery about 3 weeks ago but I don't think that is the problem....

I can run my iBook off of the AC adapter fine but when I unplug it it automatically shuts off as if there is no battery in it.

It shows that the battery is charging and everything in the menubar but when I unplug it, it will shut off. This just happened today and earlier today I was working on it with the battery working fine.

I also switched out to the old stock battery and it does the same thing.

I think it has to be hardware related. I have reset the PMU and PRAM/NVRAM and it didn't help. Also when I started the computer back up it said that my clock was reset. Feedback is much appreciated.

iBook G4 14" Mac OS X (10.4.10) NewerTech 74w Battery, 1.5gb ram

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PowerPC :: Ibook G4 Adapter - Can't Charge Battery

Jan 21, 2008

My adapter caught on fire, and I had to put it out. When I tried to charge my battery with a new adapter, it would not charge. I got another battery, (old one from a friend), that apparently had some juice left on it. The computer turned on no problem, and I used it for about 20 minutes when I noticed that the battery was slowly dying, and that it would not charge again. Now, its dead again. It will not charge. Does this sound like a logic board problem? Who can I contact?

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PowerPC :: Ibook G4 Won't Charge / Shuts Down When Turned On

May 9, 2008

My iBook G4 is 3 years old. I have 2 problems: My latest problem is that it won't charge the battery. I bought a new Ac Adaptor, and I used my battery and my adaptor in another G4 and it charges, but not in my computer. So I know the problem is INSIDE my computer. My father replaced the.DC-inboard when the pin off of my old charger broke off inside the computer.

2.) Now the computer won't turn on. If it does turn on it shuts off 20 seconds later.

There is no warranty, I don't know where to start with fixing it since I can't get it to stay on.!

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PowerPC :: IBook G4 Charge Indicator Lights?

Dec 6, 2008

I have a question on the charge indicator on my wife's G4. Her DC in-board was acting flaky where it would alternate between charging and not charging every 5 minutes. I searched the internet and determined it was the DC in-board and I bought the part and swapped it out myself. I just replaced that in her laptop and it now doesn't do that but I do have another question on the expected G4 behavior. When the battery is running low with the lid open and I plug in the power cord it will turn orange to indicate it is charging If I close the lid it stays orange and goes to sleep as expected. But if I then open the lid it will turn green for a couple minutes and then go to orange.

Shouldn't it stay orange the whole time no matter if I take it out of sleep mode or not? My Macbook Pro stays orange once it is charging and doesn't stop until it is fully charged. The reason it concerns me is I just replaced the battery on her laptop after the DC in-board issues described above. The constant charge/no charge made her battery only hold a 20 minute charge. It seems switching from charge to no-charge for the couple minutes after waking up would mess with the battery as well. I reset her Power Management Unit thinking that would clear things up maybe and had no effect. Can someone confirm if her computer if behaving as it should.

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PowerPC :: Unable To Charge IBook G4 Battery?

Jan 23, 2010

I've had my iBook G4 for about 4 years now. I replaced the battery two years ago and have had to replace the charger twice. My current charger, which I bought rather cheaply on ebay, will only charge the battery when my computer is shut down or sleeping.

This makes it very difficult to work as my current battery is losing charge quickly and plugging it in is of no use when I am using it.

Is there anything I can do to change this? Or do I need a new battery?

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