HELP! Did I hurt my iBook?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by jamdr, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. jamdr macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Okay, so this is what happened. I've had my iBook G4 for a while and never had any problems with it. Well, I recently decided to get an iPod mini. Of course since Apple cheaped out and didn't ship a charger with it, I plugged it into my iBook one night to charge it. The iBook was closed and asleep when I did this and then I went to bed. Well, in the morning, my iBook was really hot and when I opened it I realized that plugging in the iPod caused it to wake up, and it never went back to sleep! So it was on all night with the lid closed and wasn't asleep. Everything _seems_ to be okay, but I'm worried I messed up my LCD display and that it will die on me prematurely. I also could be delusional, but sometimes I swear I see the display flicker on and off for a moment. Do you think I messed it up?
  2. goodtimes5 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 4, 2004
    Bay Area
    I've done this also, but only for something like 3 hours.

    No damage occurred.

    Just watch a DVD and see if you notice anything odd.
  3. Lacero macrumors 604


    Jan 20, 2005
    Where was the iBook? Was it resting on a blanket or anything you could have covered the vent holes?
  4. Chappers macrumors 68020


    Aug 12, 2003
    At home
    Also check your energy saver setting - that you haven't set them to 'never' if your going to do this again. Maybe have the lid open next time.
    I hope everything is ok.

    Also try the hardware test CD that came with your iBook, I'm not sure what it tests but the readme file will tell you that.
  5. john1123 macrumors regular


    Jan 26, 2005
    Down Under
    as was said before, watching a DVD might be a good idea.

    NB: the iPod won't charge when your computer is sleeping... well except when your ibook wakes when you plug your ipod in.
  6. 5300cs macrumors 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Mmm? I've charged my iPod on my asleep G5 before. When the machine is asleep, the iPod display simply says "Charging..." on it.
  7. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    Am I missing something? My iBook never wakes when I plug devices into it. My Power Mac does, but not my iBook.
  8. Artful Dodger macrumors 68020

    Artful Dodger

    May 28, 2004
    In a false sense of reality...My Mind!
    As said run your hardware test cd. As far as the ports go even when the iBook is sleeping the ports still have power going to them and will charge an iPod or whatever is plugged into them. My iBook will wake when anything is unplugged or plugged into it if it is sleeping minus the power cord. My eMac is the same way so if it doesn't do that then I would wonder if something is wrong or not. :rolleyes:
  9. macrlz9 macrumors 6502


    Dec 6, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    if you have an ibook the ipod will charge when the ibook is asleep if it is connected to power, if the ibook is running on battery power it will not charge the ipod....
  10. jamdr thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2003
    Bay Area
    Okay, thanks for clearing that up. As far as I know, my iBook wasn't set to "never sleep", but since I'm not the only one who uses it, it may have been at the time. I'm glad I can charge it while the iBook is asleep, but I think I'm just going to get the power adapter to be on the safe side. I wish Apple wasn't so cheap. Whoever heard of an electronic device with an optional power adapter? :(

    As far as the iBook goes, I watched a DVD and it seems to be all right. I guess they build these things pretty tough. Or maybe I just got lucky.

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