help i dropped my powerbook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by robster2590, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. robster2590 macrumors newbie

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    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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  2. Old Smuggler macrumors 6502a

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    broke the hardrive platters
    i dont know with a broke hardrive the hardware would still power on
     
  3. nitynate macrumors 6502a

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    Does the machine power up, or just no display on the LCD?
     
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  5. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    what's the indication of it not power on, i mean, if it charges ipod, it's powerd on.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  7. robster2590 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so basically if its charging the ipod it is turning on.
     
  8. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    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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