PowerBook won't turn on!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by d88co88, Jun 28, 2011.

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    d88co88

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    Hi, I have a 12 inch, 1.5 GHz PowerBook G4 that is having problems. I
    shut it down as the bluetooth wasn't being recognized, and when I turned it on, it didn't chime or give anything onscreen. What the heck is wrong? I've tried a pram reset, pmu, tried going into open firmware, and it won't eject any discs with the mouse down. Any input is appreciated!
     
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    adcx64

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    Bad RAM maybe? Try removing the battery or other external devices.
     
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    d88co88

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    Tried it without the ram in, no dice. It turns on, I can hear fans spinning and the optical drive working, but nothing else. I've also tried it with an external monitor, that didn't work either. :(
     
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    adcx64

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    It defiantly wouldn't work without the ram in! I meant to try different sticks of ram. :eek:
     
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    d88co88

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    Oh, no this has 256 mb onboard so it did have some in it haha!
     
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    adcx64

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    Oh..:rolleyes:

    Maybe try removing the PRAM battery if you can get to it.
     
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    I do not believe the 12 inch model has a PRAM battery. There is a very short-term capacitor that keeps the time and date for about 15 seconds between battery changes.
     

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