help i dropped my powerbook

robster2590

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Sep 14, 2006
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i dropped my powerbook and now it doesnt work. i charged it and tried powering it on but nothing happened. however i connected my ipod and it got charged. any thoughts.

thanks
 

Old Smuggler

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Sep 8, 2006
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broke the hardrive platters
i dont know with a broke hardrive the hardware would still power on
 

Warbrain

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Jun 28, 2004
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bearbo said:
what's the indication of it not power on, i mean, if it charges ipod, it's powerd on.
That it doesn't turn on. It shouldn't even be able to charge an iPod without turning on, unless there's something I don't know about Powerbooks.

Sounds like you broke something internally, mate.
 

Felldownthewell

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Feb 10, 2006
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robster2590 said:
so basically if its charging the ipod it is turning on.
Can you hear the HDD spinning? Any sound at all? If you can, then you broke the screen, but the machine may still be working. If NOTHING is turning on and you can still charge your iPod, you are screwed. Well. you are screwed either way. Go to an apple store and find out whats wrong. It won't be covered under applecare but you may get lucky and it'll be a cheap repair.