iBook G4 Sleep Problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iCeQuBe, Mar 1, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Location:
    CT
    #1
    I have a problem with my iBook G4. It is an older iBook 800 Mhz 12" to be exact.
    When I close the lid it doesn't go to sleep like it is supposed to automatically. I can put it to sleep manually then shut the lid which is fine but I don't always remember to do that and i am wasting battery life. Does anyone have any idea how or even if i can fix this? Is there something in the control panel or is it hardware? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    #2
    g4's are made to automatically sleep when the lid is closed. Either the hack to stop sleeping is installed or there is a software problem, I wouldn't expect hardware as it can sleep manually.

    Unless you have installed the hack, check apple's site and forums, or call them.
     
  3. macrumors 68040

    California

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2004
    #3
    Upon constant opening and closing, the reed switch inside the lid gets cracked or broken. This has a magnet on it that turns off the book when the lid is closed. You need a new reed switch.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2006
    #4
    ah, wasn't aware of this problem. interesting.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    Location:
    CT
    #5

    Is that hard to change? Where do you think I could get one?
     

Share This Page