Just Purchased a powerbook g4 - quick response needed!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by panvulcon, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. panvulcon macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012
    Hi, I've just received a powerbook g4 from ebay and am happy with it apart from the power doesn't seem to be charging correctly. before contacting the seller i would like to know whether the problem sounds like a charger issue or something more serious.

    The batter seems to be holding its charge but on charging the light will go out and the operating system cant find the ac power. this seems to happen after about 1 hour of charging. im leaning towards it been the charger as unpluging the power from the mac has no effect however unpluging it from the mains seems to reset it.

    any advice to what this could be would be greatly appreciated.

    ...just checked the batter has onl done 75 cycles and lasts aprx 2hours


  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    Sounds like a charger to me..Went through this with my liitle ones G4 recently..To make sure reset the SMC

    Welcome to the darkside if you will..
  3. panvulcon thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2012
    thanks for quick reply chris, will try the power reset you mentioned and give it a test tomorrow.

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