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Old Sep 14, 2006, 03:58 PM   #1
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help i dropped my powerbook

i dropped my powerbook and now it doesnt work. i charged it and tried powering it on but nothing happened. however i connected my ipod and it got charged. any thoughts.

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Old Sep 14, 2006, 04:01 PM   #2
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broke the hardrive platters
i dont know with a broke hardrive the hardware would still power on
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Old Sep 14, 2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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Does the machine power up, or just no display on the LCD?
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 11:01 AM   #4
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no it does not even power on.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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no it does not even power on.
what's the indication of it not power on, i mean, if it charges ipod, it's powerd on.
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Old Sep 15, 2006, 12:14 PM   #6
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what's the indication of it not power on, i mean, if it charges ipod, it's powerd on.
That it doesn't turn on. It shouldn't even be able to charge an iPod without turning on, unless there's something I don't know about Powerbooks.

Sounds like you broke something internally, mate.
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Old Sep 16, 2006, 03:51 PM   #7
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so basically if its charging the ipod it is turning on.
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so basically if its charging the ipod it is turning on.
Can you hear the HDD spinning? Any sound at all? If you can, then you broke the screen, but the machine may still be working. If NOTHING is turning on and you can still charge your iPod, you are screwed. Well. you are screwed either way. Go to an apple store and find out whats wrong. It won't be covered under applecare but you may get lucky and it'll be a cheap repair.
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What about resetting the PMU?
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how do i rest the pmu
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how do i rest the pmu
PMU reset from Apple.com
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