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powerbook charging issue

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gdavid, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. macrumors newbie


    My 12-inch G4 powerbook has started behaving weirdly when charging from the power adaptor. It used to keep charging if I put it to sleep or shut it down but now if I do this the light around the power socket turns to green and it won't charge no matter how long I leave it for. What can I do to fix this. Thanks.
  2. jsw
    Moderator emeritus


    How old is the PB? If it's under warranty, call Apple.

    Which version of OS X are you using? Have you upgraded anything immediately before noticing the problem? Do you have a spare battery, and, if so, does it act the same way?
  3. macrumors 68000


    This just happened to me too!!!

    I thought it was the power adapter too, but it was the DC board and it needed to be replaced in my 12" PB. Apple care took care of it, I saw the invoice though and it was $300.00
    my advice is get it fixed IMMEDIATELY and here's why:

    my battery was pretty full capacity, but by me keep trying to get the PB to charge it ruined my battery which AppleCare did NOT pay for.

    When I took the PB to the Apple Genius, my PB fried the Apple store charging cord.

    The same exact thing you are describing is what I would have described but after a few days it got worse, it would only take a charge periodically. I wish (for my battery's sake) that I had taken it to Apple right away

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