iBook G3 won't charge!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by macgeek77, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. macgeek77 macrumors regular

    May 24, 2006
    My iBook G3 800 MHz will not charge any more all of a sudden. I have tried plugging it in to several power sockets and it won't charge. Whats more... I tried charging it with just the normal charger, and I even tried charing it with the extension wire! I am not sure if it is the charger, or my iBook. If it is the iBook, should i rip it open and get a new part for it? If it is the charger, where can i get a new one? Thanks!!
  2. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    It would help if you knew someone with a similar charger, which you could borrow just to test to see if your iBook charges with it.

    If so, just get a new charger. If not, then you know you've got bigger problems. That would be your first port of call ;)
  3. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2006
    Columbia, SC
    Be kind to your iBook! The 800 mHz is especially a nice one! Hope you resolve your problem - and please post what it WAS!
  4. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

    Bill Gates

    Jun 21, 2006
    It could be one of several things, such as the power adapter, the battery, or the PMU. If you know someone with any of those parts that are compatible with your iBook, try swapping them for testing purposes to verify which part is the culprit.

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