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Current version by: originalmachead and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All!  I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off.  The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber when you connect a battery.  The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again.  Again, this all happens when a battery is connected, and without a battery, everything's fine.  My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change.  Next up was the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be flaky to some degree, so I'm not confident I've properly ruled out the DC-in.  I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not sure that's the problem...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue.  Any ideas?  I know it's not the RAM, AC adapter, resets, etc.  Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

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open

Accepted Answer:

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Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery is connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up was the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be flaky to some degree, so I'm not confident I've properly ruled out the DC-in. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not sure that's the problem...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? I know it's not the RAM, AC adapter, resets, etc. Thanks!
Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery is connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up was the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be flaky to some degree, so I'm not confident I've properly ruled out the DC-in. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not sure that's the problem...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? I know it's not the RAM, AC adapter, resets, etc. Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery is connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up iswas the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be badflaky to some degree, so I'm not confident in themI've properly ruled out the DC-in. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...thissure that's the problem...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery is connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up iswas the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be badflaky to some degree, so I'm not confident in themI've properly ruled out the DC-in. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...thissure that's the problem...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amberamber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up is the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be bad to some degree, so I'm not confident in them. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amberamber when you connect a battery. The machine won't power on with a battery in except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up is the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be bad to some degree, so I'm not confident in them. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Edit by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC powerpower with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber. The machine won't power on except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up is the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be bad to some degree, so I'm not confident in them. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!
Hi All! I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC powerpower with no battery attached, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off. The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber. The machine won't power on except occasionally, and quickly goes off again. Again, this all happens when a battery connected, and without a battery, everything's fine. My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change. Next up is the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be bad to some degree, so I'm not confident in them. I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue. Any ideas? Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open

Original post by: rdklinc ,

Title:

Works fine until a battery is connected, then shuts off

Text:

Hi All!  I've got an A1138 PowerBook that works fine on AC power, but when I connect a known-good battery (I've tried several known-good batteries), the machine immediately shuts off.  The AC adapter light, which glows bright green without the battery in, goes out completely and erratically flickers amber.  The machine won't power on except occasionally, and quickly goes off again.  Again, this all happens when a battery connected, and without a battery, everything's fine.  My first guess was the battery connector, but I replaced that with no change.  Next up is the DC-in, and I tried 3 I had sitting around, although I think they all may be bad to some degree, so I'm not confident in them.  I've got a good DC-in on the way, but I'm not feeling confident...this seems more like a short, or an electrical issue.  Any ideas?  Thanks!

Device:

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz

Status:

open