ibook power source question - info please

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rcase1957, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. rcase1957 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2005

    I am new and need some info. I have a G3 ibook that I was given. I need to know what the amber light on the power chord means as well as the green one. Does the amber light mean - "charging" and the green one - "charged". I just want to make sure that my unit is working properly.

    Any advise would be appreciated.

  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Yep, nice call. :)

    The green is actually technically "not charging," as opposed to "charged." There are only time I can think of that the distinction makes a difference. The first is when you have no battery. :eek: The second is when you follow the calibration procedure. If I remember correctly, the light stays green while the battery is calibrating, even though it's empty. After a few seconds it goes amber and charges. :)

    Welcome! :)

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