I think I have a bad power switch...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dhoneydew, May 7, 2009.

  1. dhoneydew macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2009
    Anybody else run into this problem...? I have a 15" PowerBook G4 1.5Ghz and when it has not been on for a while and is sufficiently cool... I press the on switch and it starts up just fine. But when it has been running and warms up, if I turn it off and try to turn it back on before it has had time to cool... it will give me the initial start-up chime and that's it. The hard drive doesn't even start to spin up. So I think it's a bad switch. If that is the case, how hard would it be to replace? Any soldering required, etc.? I know I can get a switch for about $10 and it would be worth it to have it working properly. Leaving it in sleep mode and never fully powering down is a little annoying. I appreciate any input people may have.
  2. ViciousShadow21 macrumors 68020


    Mar 11, 2009
    To your left or right
    before going through all that trouble replacing the power button make sure, if you havent already, it's something simple. try resetting PRAM and the SMC. it's probably the SMC so try that first.

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