powerbook G4 battery problem

mariangels

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Hi,

My powerbook won´t boot. I left it with 10 mins of battery left and when I tried to recharge and wake up, it wouldn´t wake up or reboot. I´ve tried removing the battery, which seems dead (no green lights on the back part).

It doesn´t even reach the spinning sprocket, and increasing the volume turns the num lock on.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

angeles
 

Debaser626

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Have you left the Powerbook with no power at all? (i.e. battery out, and charger not plugged in) If not, give that a try... remove the battery and disconnect the charger. Leave it alone for about 15 Mins... and then put ONLY the charger in, and see if it will fire up.
 

mariangels

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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the replies. Nothing worked, so I´m trying with a technical service, if I manage to find one.

Is anyone from Madrid (Spain) reading this? If so, I´d love to hear from you.
Gracias,

mariangels
 

mariangels

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Hi again,

Some news about my battery power. After some key combinations to reset power management, and another one without battery nor connection to mains and pressing power for 5 secs... the battery, which was dead and did not charge before... is charging! Now, the weird bit is that when I tried to boot before, I could hear the computer accessing some disks, and now I only hear the fan but no attempt to access any disks...

any clues?
I´m thinking of leaving the battery to charge completely, and then unplug and see what happens.

If anybody has had a mistery like this, I´d be really happy to hear what happened.

Some geeky person in another forum (in Spanish) has suggested that it is a problem of hard drive. Does anybody know whether there is anyway to check if that is the case?

Thanks a lot

mariangels
 

Bross

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I am having a similar problem. I can charge a battery in another machine and place it in my mac and it will work find until the battery drains. Then the computer cuts off and will not charge the battery.
 
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