sleep indicator light stays on...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by gjimmy, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    my 15" PB 1.5ghz Sleep indicator light stays on sometimes when the machine is running. Also the ethernet cable, if moved around while plugged in, makes the sleep indicator light flicker.

    I was told this might be a motherboard issue...could this be?

    Any other suggestions.

    Thanks

    p.s. the powerbook is only 3 weeks old.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    I'd say it's highly likely that the source of the issue is a hardware problem somewhere on the motherboard, albeit a minor one that shouldn't stop your Mac from working normally. If it's only 3 weeks old, take it in to a nearby Apple Store and have them look at it. As long as you prove to them that you purchased it 3 weeks ago, they won't charge you for it.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Strange, I just had my sleep light come on solid bright....

    Brand new 15" powerbook
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    I am having the same issue. Someone told me to reset the power management, which I attempted to no avail. My computer is over a year old, and thus is no longer covered by apple's warranty. An Apple Store just opened in my city, so I'm wondering if I can simply take my computer there to get it looked at, or will they charge me an arm and a leg to fix this?

    someone on another board told me that the flickering indicator could be foreshadowing for a serious problem to come if i don't get it fixed. thoughts?
     
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    robbieduncan

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    My PowerBook is 2 years old and has started doing that. It's a shame but as long as the machine works it's not too much of a problem...
     
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    Will Cheyney

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    AlBDamned

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    Obviously, as it's only three weeks old he won't need to prove anything as it will be a DDR2 model.

    It might have lines on the screen though ;)

    Seriously though gjimmy, take it to an Apple store and have it checked and if nothing too serious have it fixed there and then.

    If it is a hardware problem like a motherboard fault, and provided you bought it from Apple and not a re-seller, demand a new Powerbook outright and don't take anything else as a satisfactory answer.
     
  8. macrumors G3

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    Usually the genius bar will take a look at it and NOT charge you.
    I brought in my iBook G3 for MONTHS and they never charged me.
    I mean, they even did a fresh install, and put up with me for so long, that they really should have charged me for being such an idiot.

    But they didn't! Muahaha!
     

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