Powerbook 12" charges, calculates, charges

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Karatehero, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Karatehero macrumors member

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    My powerbook 12" is being odd. It is doing this strange cycling thing where it charges the battery for a second, the screen dims like it was unplugged, recalculates the battery charge time, starts to charge, the screen dims, recalculates....

    I reset the PDU by hitting shift-crtl-option-power and it didnt' seem to do anything. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Pentad macrumors 6502a

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    Could the battery be bad? I'm just throwing out ideas...

    Can you swap the battery with another (a friend) and see if it does the same thing?


    Good Luck!
    -P
     
  3. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

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    Or just take out the battery and do the same thing... try swapping the AC adaptor too.
     
  4. Karatehero thread starter macrumors member

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    You know whats weird - it just stopped doing it. It just stopped changing states and rebooted and that was it. I rebooted a bunch of times and tried everything I could think of, but nothing helped. I guess it just needed some R and R.

    Thanks for the replies - I'll let you know if it misbehaves again! Its such a nice machine, I hate to ditch it.
     

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