PBG4, charger light stay amber, but wont charge the battary

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  1. PBG4 macrumors member

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    just got my powerbook back from the apple genius bar, fixed the issue i had ( computer only chime and wont go any further, stay black) but they didnt really explain what was really wrong with it, and now. my powerbook can only get its power from the cord
    battery is empty, but the charger light stays amber, and it doesnt say the computer is charging the battery. try charging while the computer is in sleep, on, or even completely off. the battery stays empty.
    ive tried reset the PMU, PRAM, and calibrated the battery. nothing works. maybe apple disable the "charging" function in my computer during the repair? anyway to turn the charging function back on? or something is really wrong w/ my power unit? or a faulty battery?

    the battary and powerbook are only 13 months old. last time i check it says its 72% capicity in my battery, its a G4-1.67, 17" powerbook

    any input would help, thanks in advance
     
  2. munckee macrumors 65816

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    Same thing happened to me when my power adapter kicked the bucket. It would light up amber, but didn't offer a charge.
     
  3. PBG4 thread starter macrumors member

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    so you mean my power adapter might be bad?
     
  4. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    your best bet is probably to call apple directly and see what they say.

    these are obvious, but just in case: if you happen to have any extra adapters, try different ones (or, if you live near an apple store, take your PB in and have them try plugging it in with a different adapter). also, you may, if you haven't already, want to try plugging it into a different outlet, just to be able to rule out a few no-brainers.
     
  5. PBG4 thread starter macrumors member

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    id go to the apple store, but the closest one is about 20miles away. and they normally dont answer questions over the phone, they all make you make rsvp thru the genius bar, so im just wondering some of you guys might know my problem so can save me a trip.
     

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  6. PBG4 thread starter macrumors member

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    so apple store replace the MLB apprently the MLB was bad. thanks to apple care!
     

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