ibook G4 shutdown after pulling plug from outlet/will not restart

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mir4mad, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    sorry beeen searching for an answer but can't seem to find it.

    Ibook G4 shut down completely after pulling plug out of outlet.
    Tried to restart by holding down power button and nothing happens- no sounds, no chime, no light. Removed battery and shows all 4 lights light up.
    Power cord shows green light when plugged into outlet. Changed outlets etc.

    Several weeks ago had to get a new cord cause old cord would not keep computer charged even when plugged in. No problems after replacing cord until now.

    I can not get it to restart. Any help /suggestions would be greatly appreciated for a little girl who relies on her computer to play games and be independent the only way she can.

  2. macrumors 68040


    Aug 21, 2004
    Take out the battery, hold down the power button until it resets the Pram (blinking lights, long tone, then it starts up) with it plugged in of course.

    Then shut down, replace battery repeat. If it doesn't start up you probaby burned out your dc in board which is a small part to fix.

  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2009
    Thank you California for your response but nothing happened.

    I took out the battery, held down the power button (with the computer plugged in) for a long time and nothing happened- no blinking lights, no long tone, no start up, nothing at all!

    I'll take it in to the apple store tomorrow but I've got one unhappy girl tonight.
    Problem is the computer was bought through her school district and school starts next week and tech people are trying to get ALL the computers including teachers computers up running before school begins. They went to a new system over summer and are in panic mode cause their not up and running right now.

    I appreciate your help!

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