ibook power source question - info please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rcase1957, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    HI,

    I am new and need some info. I have a G3 ibook that I was given. I need to know what the amber light on the power chord means as well as the green one. Does the amber light mean - "charging" and the green one - "charged". I just want to make sure that my unit is working properly.

    Any advise would be appreciated.

    RC
    rcasebolt@cox.net
     
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    mad jew

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    Welcome.

    You got it in one. :)
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Yep, nice call. :)

    The green is actually technically "not charging," as opposed to "charged." There are only time I can think of that the distinction makes a difference. The first is when you have no battery. :eek: The second is when you follow the calibration procedure. If I remember correctly, the light stays green while the battery is calibrating, even though it's empty. After a few seconds it goes amber and charges. :)

    Welcome! :)
     

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