iBook not charging?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BoA*, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. macrumors member


    Dec 8, 2005
    Just bought another charger for my iBook G3 dual USB and it WILL NOT charge.

    The charger works but it won't turn amber and charge and won't run off AC. It just stays green.

    Any help?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Another charger? Is there more background information? It could be a dead battery... Is there another battery you could try? :)
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2007
    That sounds like a dead battery. My TiBook's the same, I just haven't got round to getting a new battery for it.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Aug 26, 2004
    more info would certainly help. The green light only isn't a clear indication that your ibook isn't getting any charge- it could be getting a trickle charge or the amber light might not be working properly. I suggest looking at the input output voltages with the charger plugged or unplugged (use xbattery or xresource graph or similar). that might help you diagnose a battery problem if that ends up being the case as some have suggested.
    the charging plug certainly takes abuse over the years so I wouldn't rule out a short at the computer where the charger plugs in, if you apply sidways/up-down pressure to the adapter at the computer does the amber light come on?
    good luck and repost with more info if you are still trying to resolve this.

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