Ibook Switches itself off when moved - Please help!!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rosbridges, Jul 20, 2006.

  1. rosbridges macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2006
    My ibook g4 (about 15 months old) switches itself off when i move it. Then have to force turn off (holding start button down for 10 secs)
    I then have difficulty turning back on, in that most off the time the fan just starts, with no startup noise, and the computer just doesnt turn on except the fan. after a few tries it eventually works, but its hit and miss.
    its my first mac, and i'm really scared something major is wrong that will cost a fortune to fix.
    Any ideas??
    thanks :(
  2. funkychunkz macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2005
    Ottawa, Canada
    Is the battery in properly? Use the coin slot to tighten.
  3. ChrisBrightwell macrumors 68020


    Apr 5, 2004
    Huntsville, AL
    Stop moving it. :p

    Seriously, though, call Apple.

    You mentioned that it was 15 months old ... did you buy AppleCare?
  4. regan2 macrumors member

    Feb 2, 2005
    hyde park, ny
    i've seen a dell do this and it turned out to be a bad connection... can't remember if it was the battery or something in the PMU
  5. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2005
    Make sure your battery dosn't move at all make sure it's tightened. If it is and the problem persists, call Apple.
  6. rosbridges thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2006
    thanks,but still unfortunately none the wiser!

    My battery is definitely in properly, and it happens on mains too.
    i guess i will have to take it in to the apple shop, seriously annoyed though, i loved my mac, and bought it as i thought they were reliable, however now not so sure, as i have also had 2 faulty i pods too, so am very anti apple at the mo! lets hope they can sort it out for me and redeem their reputation!
    thanks for all your help, and if you have any more ideas please let me know!

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