G3 Powerbook unable to charge *any* battery!

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mattmacman, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. mattmacman macrumors newbie

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    I have a G3 Powerbook (lombard). It no longer is able to charge a battery. The power cable works. I have tried 2 batteries ..an old one and a brand new one. If I insert a fully charged battery, it slowly depletes, and is dead.

    Any idea what I would need to change hardware wise to make the powerbook able to to charge batteries again?

    thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. Spock macrumors 68000

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  3. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    The internal charger of the Powerbook my be damage. I know that if you use a PowerBook Pismo without any batery in it, the charger will continiusly sending small chargers util find a batery, if there is no batery it will burn.

    Maybe that was not the scenario but I know that the sensors can be damage.
     
  4. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Some times the connector can wiggle loose inside your book, sometimes having a licensed technician soldering the connector can help, or replace the entire assembly, but soldering is a lot cheaper.
     
  5. cubist macrumors 68020

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    Do you have the external charger? If not you might find one on eBay cheap.
     
  6. mattmacman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Responses....

    Thanks for the replies. Some answers. I don't have any problems with sound luckily. The internal charger might be the issue. Using an external charger is likely a good low effort and cost answer...not as ideal as the computer just doing it, but less stress than having someone try to figure out if the charger is the issue.

    Thanks for the great responses.

    -M
     
  7. Spock macrumors 68000

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    Re: Responses....

    I ask becouse the Sound and power boards are one in the same I think
     

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