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anyone know how to turn on a powerbook without the power button

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by LemmycautioN, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. macrumors member

    #1
    Does anyone know if there's anyway to turn on an aluminum powerbook without the power button? I mean is there any keystroke combination that can turn a powerbook on? :confused:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    #2
    What exactly is wrong with your PowerBook's power button? It is just not working, physically broken, missing entirely?

    Offhand, I'm not aware of any other button combinations to cause a machine to boot up, but there my be some other roundabout ways of doing it.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    JG271

    #3
    Only way I can think of is buying an old apple keyboard with a built in power button and seeing if that works. Strange request though...
     
  4. macrumors demi-god

    alphaod

    #4
    Just short the power cables.
     
  5. macrumors member

    #5
    thanks for your help guys. I'm looking into the keyboard with the power button, hopefully that will do the trick. The reason I'm asking is because I'm building a desktop mac out of my last 3 powerbooks - all of which are broken. I'm using the logic board from a 15" powerbook 1.67 and the only way the power button connects to it is through the whole top piece (keyboard and all). I can't just take the power button off and plug it into the logic board because the connection to the logic board connects EVERYTHING in the top, not just the button. I may be able to do it with scissors and tape, but I could end up messing the top part up. :eek:
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

    #6
    Just cut the 2 wires to the switch and wire up a new one to it. That way you can extend the power button to where you will need it.
     

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