iBook G4 not charging

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kahlil88, May 4, 2009.

  1. kahlil88 macrumors member

    kahlil88

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    #1
    The battery icon indicates when it's plugged in, but it doesn't charge EXCEPT when it's in sleep mode or turned off. My battery and power supply tested good with other machines. I replaced the DC board and reset the PMU, but still no dice.
     
  2. clyde2801 macrumors 601

    clyde2801

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    I had the same problem with my 12" powerbook, and the 3rd party repair shop reinstalled the OS when they put in a new hard drive. It doesn't make sense to me, but it seems to have fixed the problem.
     
  3. kahlil88 thread starter macrumors member

    kahlil88

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    Wow, totally forgot about this thread. I think the problem is the result of a bad PMU chip. Perhaps this thread should be merged with my other one.
     

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