Powerbook sleep and battery problems

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iamvexed, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    Hi All,

    My PowerBook G4 (1.33) had a somewhat wonky power cord when I got it, but it worked find until recently. So I replaced the cord, and the computer turned on just fine. The battery, however, wouldn't charge, and when I put it to sleep, the computer wouldn't wake up again (even though it was still plugged in). I had to take the battery out to get the computer to turn on again. Now I run the computer without the battery, but it's still reluctant to wake from sleep.

    Aside from getting a new battery, any thoughts on how to fix this?

    Thanks so much in advance!
  2. thread starter macrumors member

    May 27, 2008
    More info...

    Ok, so after tinkering, it seems that I MUST have the battery out, and reset the PMU in order to get the machine to boot. I'm thinking I might need to replace the battery and the PRAM battery. Does this sound right?

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