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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

won's start up at all, dead

Text:

Powerbook won't start up (about 5 years old)... no sound, no light, nothing. I have tried resetting PMU, can't do the PRAM reset... no joy with either of these). I recently replaced the power adapter, but should be fine as is the same model as my old one. Problem started when I left ethernet cable plugged in overnight. The power chord glows amber only, and looks like the battery has no life, but it did have some life before the problem started (would work for a couple of hours without power). I would like help diagnosing the problem and the likely repair cost. Gratefully!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

+28738

Original post by: Kay ,

Title:

won's start up at all, dead

Text:

Powerbook won't start up (about 5 years old)... no sound, no light, nothing. I have tried resetting PMU, can't do the PRAM reset... no joy with either of these). I recently replaced the power adapter, but should be fine as is the same model as my old one. Problem started when I left ethernet cable plugged in overnight. The power chord glows amber only, and looks like the battery has no life, but it did have some life before the problem started (would work for a couple of hours without power). I would like help diagnosing the problem and the likely repair cost. Gratefully!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open