New PowerBook won't power up.

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by chano, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. chano macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2005
    Hey all.

    I've had a new powerbook (with lines) for about 2 weeks now and it's been running great. Last night i started having the battery issue (says it's charged, but unplug the ac adapter and you have about 5 minutes of battery life) and NOW it won't start up with the ac adapter or not.
    I've reset the PMU....
    I get no start up chime, no HD or optical drive noises, nothing... Any ideas??

  2. chaos86 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2003
    genius bar. sounds like DSAA (dead shortly after arrival).
  3. PDE macrumors 68020

    Nov 16, 2005
    I got my second powerbook the other day from amazon and everything seemed fine until yesterday (=for one day) when the battery died in the same way as yours. I decided to return the powerbook, ask for a refund and just wait until all this is sorted out.

    Judging from reports though,it seems as if the battery is faulty rather than the machine. A call to apple will probably give you a new battery and solve the problem

    Good luck!
  4. chano thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 19, 2005
    thanks all... kind of reconfirmed my suspicions. oh well. Luckily not my only computer.

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