Can't start up OSX after removal of airport card (then I put it back)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mrs. Macman, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Mrs. Macman macrumors newbie

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    Hey people,

    I have a almost five year old Powerbook G4. Do any of you guys remember that little lithium battery that was put in the Powerbook after purchase (for emergency power)?

    Well I figured I would try and replace it...
    Step 1- try and find out where it is located in the powerbook.

    step 2- I didn't get to step 2 because I failed at step 1. I don't know, I must be really stupid or something, but I couldn't find it... Not only that , I accidentally took out my airport card while trying to find it:eek:

    Now when I start up my computer, It brings up this screen (before opening the operating system) and says I have to restart my computer. I restart, and the same thing happens.

    What the H*LL, I was just trying to replace the stupid lithium battery, didn't know it could go so wrong!
    If any of you can help me, or tell me what I need to do just to get my laptop working normally again, PLEASE HELP!

    Thanks for your time,
    Ian
     
  2. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Sounds like the Airport card is not seated properly - take it back out and push back in firmly.

    The battery you are talking about is the PRAM battery - why are you wanting to change it - the date and time are wrong or something ?
     
  3. Mrs. Macman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've tried that, the same thing still happens.:(

    I wanted to change the battery because if my computer runs out of regular batteries, everything resets.
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Sounds like you may have shorted something ...
     
  5. AppleMatt macrumors 68000

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    When you start up, just after the chime, hold 'Command + V'. What does it say when it crashes?

    Also, on the 'restart your computer' message, what does the row of letters at the bottom say (XX:XX:XX:XX etc)

    AppleMatt
     
  6. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you broke something.

    Try reset PMU, and reset PRAM.

    Google: powerbook g4 pram battery
     

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