Why does my PowerBook shut off suddenly & not charge battery?
Powerbook G4 17" Aluminum with old battery suddenly started suddenly shutting down, usually accompanied by getting hot. Replaced power adapter, dc-in, & PRAM battery, and purchased "new" apple battery. With old battery it will boot up and intermittently indicate "charging" (10:00) then "not charging", and continue sudden shut downs. With the new battery, the battery was dead and won't recharge, getting flickering light on the battery but never solid, etc. It will not run just with power supply & no battery. Apple support said logic board wouldn't be the problem, contrary to some related ifixit posts. Will be replacing the battery connector and attempting to recharge the new battery with an external charger. Any other ideas? If the logic board is the problem, can you explain why?
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