HELP: DEAD PowerBook G4/500MHz

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Sawtooth811, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. Sawtooth811 macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    Something is wrong with my cousin's PBG4!!! It wouldn't startup!
    There is no HD spinning, heat, or startup-chime! What can I do!?!?!?
     
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    Assuming the power adapter is fine and everything, It's probably something catastrophic like a fried logic board.

    Do you see any signs of life from the machine?
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    First thing to try on a Powerbook is the Power Manager Reset -- search on Apple.com support for the document with the procedure for your machine.
     
  4. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    You know what.....my cousin came five minutes later. he plugged in the adapter, push the power button, and it STARTED UP like nothing happened!:eek:
     
  5. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    So, it had just run out of battery? :p
     
  6. Sawtooth811 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sawtooth811

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    No, I plugged in both battery and power adapter. It was probably a loose prong somewhere.:D
     

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