Powerbook sleep and battery problems

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

  1. macrumors member

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    May 27, 2008
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    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

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    May 27, 2008
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    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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