View Full Version : ibook G4 battery will not charge

Jan 29, 2010, 01:15 PM
Really, i have an iBook G4 14" 1GHz, and the battery has stopped charging.
I'm hoping that someone can give me a diagnosis

The computer runs fine off both Battery power and wall outlet power, but it just cant put them together and charge the battery.

i downloaded the app coconut battery, and it told me that the computer was running off ac power, that it was plugged in, but the battery was not charging.

i think it might be either a bad dc inboard or a bad wall power charger/adaptor
however, i dont want to order either before i have a solid diagnosis.


Jan 29, 2010, 01:46 PM
Have you tried a different battery?

Jan 29, 2010, 01:53 PM
i havent, but i think that the battery works fine, because when i unplug it it just runs normally, draining the battery and everything.

Jan 31, 2010, 05:55 PM
I finally diagnosed it!

i dont know why i didnt see it before, but my power cord was only a 45W!!

since my computers a 14", apple reccomends a 65W power adaptor.


the good news: its not a logic board problem, which costs $300 to replace
the bad news: now i dont get to take apart my computer! awwwww, darn! :rolleyes: