Power and Sleep issues not resolved by Removing PRAM Battery? Help!
Read through all the posts related to power/sleep and could not find a solution for the issues with my 15" G4 Powerbook.
Here are the symptoms:
-Started noticing an issue when battery meter in the tool bar would deplete after about 5 mins of removing AC adapter. (did not confirm at this point if the battery was actually drained or if only the battery meter drained) Computer would go to sleep upon depletion. Then when I would reinsert the ac adapter, the computer would not wake up until about 10 mins later.
-The issue progressed to the computer not waking up at all after the previously described circumstance.
-Then I figured I had to remove the battery and ac adapter until the pulsing sleep light went off, then reinsert the battery and the ac adapter and the computer would restart.
-Now every time I shut down the computer, I have to do a pmu reset to get the computer to boot. (press control + option + command + power button for 5 secs)
Any advice on resolving this issue? I was considering replacing the PRAM battery, but I checked it on a volt metered and it meter at 3.7V so that seemed okay. Not sure if I should replace the entire PRAM circuit.
The computer is about 7 years old, but still works great other than these power issues. Do not want to spend too much on repair parts seeing as I can get something brand new for around $1000.00.
Is this a good question?