powerbook will not turn on

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bslax28, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    i did a search for this and found no appropriate results, so if there's already a thread on this problem, i apologize.

    but anyways, i bought my powerbook 12" about two months ago and have had absolutely no problems. then, this morning, i brought into the local barnes and noble to get some coffee and it wouldn't turn on. i held the on/off button for a few seconds at a time, sometimes for nearly 10 or 15 seconds, and nothing happened. finally, after about 10 attempts, it came on. it's running fine, but that worried me a little.

    now, i don't know if this is purely coincidence, but i had my powerbook plugged in overnight when the power went off, went on, and went off again. could a power surge have affected my pb somehow? has anyone else experienced this problem?

    thanks.
     
  2. macrumors regular

    ajampam

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    #2
    Wow....that is real weird! When it finally started did you see or feel anything different? Also, I may be wrong, but if you press down the power button, it should have atleast started the computer in some other mode....I would suggest a quick hardware test using the install disc 1....just t check if nothing....
     
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    MacNut

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    Were you running it off of the battery or was it plugged in? I don't think it was a power surge because then your power supply would not work at all. I have left mine plugged in when the power goes out and all that happens is the battery kicks in.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    When it wouldn't turn on? Off the battery... everything is working fine now, including the on/off button, so maybe it was just a fluke. Who knows. A little strange though, I'd expect this from my Dell, but not my PB.
     

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