g4 ibook battery no go after HD upgrade

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hermit, Jul 31, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I have g4 ibook 14" 1.33......

    I spent 2 hours unscrewing at least a hundred screws and trying to pry the white shell open. Finally I was able to locate the HD and replaced it with a new one.

    Screwed everything back in, crossed my fingers, and the thing booted up--hurray!

    Unfortunately, now the battery says 97% but it is not charging. The cord light is ever green and when I pulled the plug, it shuts down. So much for 97%.

    I tried all the pmu, reset-all, taking it in and out a dozen times (5-12seconds intervals), etc.

    Did I screw up something during the disassembly/reassembly?

    please help!
     
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    mad jew

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    For the record, it won't necessarily start charging 'til it hits below 95% so as to ensure it doesn't wear the battery out. Nevertheless, it shouldn't be shutting down. Is there another battery you can test with? By the sounds of things, it'll be a problem with the machine rather than the battery per se, but it'd be nice to find out for sure. :)
     
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    fixed

    I fixed it! I disassembled it and reassembled it again, paying careful attention to each screw and where it should go. Also, I ensured all the tapes were applied in the correct places and made sure the aluminum covering was fitted properly. I suspected there was a short due to my careless reassemble after the HD upgrade.


     
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