Flashing orange! - my iBook power adapter

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by moot, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. moot macrumors regular

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    Something strange has happenned to my power adapter on my iBook.

    When I plug it in, it now flashes orange at me. Not random flashes, mind you, but timed flashes - like it wants to tell me something. But what? I cant find any other occurances of this on the web. oh, and it won't charge the battery like this.:mad:

    If I jiggle it around a little and have a little luck, it then turns green. And it starts charging:eek: . I'm sure this only started happening two days ago.

    I have reset the PMU and the PRAM with no result.

    Three days ago, before this started, I upgraded from Panther to Tiger. After the upgrade all was well. Is this a coincidence? I have never heard of this bug before. Or did I damage something with the stress of upgrading? My iBook is kind of old (early 2003 type, 800MHz, 14.1, white shell, iBook 16Vram).

    Maybe I did something to the logic board. The bottom of my iBook now often feels warmer than before. Also my iBook has a s/n which is in the affected range under Apple's logic board replacement program. But I have never had problems before and so didn't get it changed under the program!

    Can anyone help me? Is my iBook starting to die:(
     
  2. howesey macrumors 6502a

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    It doesn't mean anything according to service manuals.
     
  3. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Weird. Is there another adaptor you could try? I wonder what's playing up.
     
  4. miniConvert macrumors 68040

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    Is it Morse code? Maybe the thing has actually gained consciousness. Figures that it'd be a piece of Apple hardware ;)
     
  5. moot thread starter macrumors regular

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    :mad: :mad:

    Well, my iBook has now died. It will run if I have a charge, but it just wont charge anymore. It just flashes orange at me.

    Looks like a trip to the Genius bar tomorrow.
     

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