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ibook wont start up help please!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by brendan1993, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    hi i just bought a used ibook G3 a couple days ago and tested it out and everything was working fine yesterday i was playing around with it and drained the battery when i put it on the charger i didnt see anything turn on to indicate it was charging but i left it on there all night and the next morning i couldnt get it to turn on i pressed the button on the battery and it blinked one green light i do not know what that mean but this is my first ibook so i wasnt sure what the problem is, is it the ibook or do i just need a new charger? please help i need this laptop for school
  2. macrumors 6502a


    dc inboard go out?
  3. macrumors 601


    Will it boot up without the battery installed? Remove the battery and plug in the AC charger and boot it up.
  4. macrumors newbie

    no it was working fine just 2 days ago but wen i plugged it in the charger it wouldnt turn on but even when i took the battery out it wouldnt turn on either
  5. macrumors 6502a

    it may sound strange but check if you have broken the pin out of the charges plug (i had the same problem when i got my ibook g3 without a charger and used my old one)
  6. macrumors newbie

    i checked but nothing seems wrong with the charger everything is used laptop and the charger would u think its just the charger or the laptop?
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Well if you don't have another charger, look for a cheap one off ebay or amazon to see if it works. It would probably be cheaper than getting another iBook.
  8. macrumors newbie

    ok so u think its just the charger?
  9. macrumors 6502a


    I have no idea. The only things that I can think of would be the charger or the dc in board on the computer. The charger is just the easiest way to test it out IMO.

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