Ibook G4 battery not charging

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Riikkap, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Feb 24, 2009
    #1
    I Have Ibook G4 12" and recently bought charger replacement form EBay (refurbished form china i.e. not the original one, but with one year warranty) Once I tried it, it gave me little electric shock through the computer so I send it back. Now I got another one from another seller and it does not work either, I am starting to think that it is actually my computer that is not working, or the first charger burned something such DC-in board. I run tech tool pro extensive test and it seemed to be all fine, the charger should be 45W
    I get from system profiler this:

    AC Power:

    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
    Dynamic Power Step: Yes
    Reduce Processor Speed: No
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On LAN: Yes
    Wake On Modem Ring: Yes
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes

    Battery Power:

    System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
    Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
    Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
    Dynamic Power Step: No
    Reduce Processor Speed: Yes
    Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
    Wake On AC Change: No
    Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
    Wake On Modem Ring: No
    Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
    Reduce Brightness: Yes
    Battery Information:
    Battery Installed: Yes
    First low level warning: No
    Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4272
    Remaining Capacity (mAh): 2424
    Amperage (mA): 0
    Voltage (mV): 11064
    Cycle Count: 215
    AC adapter cannot charge battery: Yes

    AC Charger Information:

    AC Charger (Watts): 26
    Connected: Yes
    Charging: No
    Hardware Configuration:
    Clamshell Closed: No
    UPS Installed: No



    I am on very tight budget and hence unfortunately I only can afford these cheap chargers (not very smart choice) should I replace the DC-in board and the cable? When I connect the charger the icon shows that the charger is connected every few seconds. Or is the charger dysfunctional as it shows that it is only 26w?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. macrumors member

    kahlil88

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    Apr 6, 2009
    Location:
    Mendocino, CA
    #2
    Does it charge when it's shut off or in sleep mode? I'm having similar charging problems with my 12" iBook G4/1.33GHz. You might want to have a look at my thread.
     

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