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g30ffr3y
Dec 13, 2004, 12:18 PM
ive got a 1ghz tibook superdrive that ive
had for just over 2 years...

for the last few weeks its been acting a bit
strange by going to sleep while there is still
an hour on the battery... pretty weird but
i planned on doing a clean install so i figured
i would just worry about it then if it kept up...

anyways... last night i put it to sleep when
i went to bed and this morning it just wont
turn on... i tried with the charger plugged in
and it still wouldnt power... i let it charge for
a while and it still wont power...

i have apple care... so do i take it to the
retail store or do i have to call? what
kind of hoops can i expect apple to jump
me through to get this rectified?

thanks guys...

g30ffr3y
Dec 13, 2004, 12:48 PM
no one has ever had to deal with apple care?

garybUK
Dec 13, 2004, 12:59 PM
Something you could try:

Pop out the battery and disconnect from the mains, let the internal battery run down (for about 30 mins) then plug the mains in and try and power it up without the battery, if it works, try it with the battery in and see if it works.

My Ti 667mhz did this i did the above and it worked perfectly. Needs a new battery though.

g30ffr3y
Dec 13, 2004, 01:01 PM
Something you could try:

Pop out the battery and disconnect from the mains, let the internal battery run down (for about 30 mins) then plug the mains in and try and power it up without the battery, if it works, try it with the battery in and see if it works.

My Ti 667mhz did this i did the above and it worked perfectly. Needs a new battery though.



thanks for the tip... i will try that when i get home from work...
otherwise i guess ill call apple care... i was just wondering about
how much of a hassle this will be... this is a really crummy time
for me to be without my powerbook...

tpjunkie
Dec 14, 2004, 07:16 PM
have you tried reseting the PMU? Its a little button on the motherboard you should be able to see when you lift the keyboard out, near the top right corner of the board. Be sure to ground yourself on the tibook's case first and i'd recomend using a pen to press the button itself. You may hear a slight noise when you press the button, and you will lose your date and time settings, but that has helped me when i couldn't get my tibook to boot.