Powerbook Dead??

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  1. coolant113 macrumors 6502

    coolant113

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    I received an old powerbook from a friend today and i plugged it all in and everything and the power adapter in the back and the ring lit up orange but when i went to turn it on nothing happened at all i didnt hear anything inside, it just didnt turn on. i really want to find the problem and/or fix it up.... I dont want to part with it as i need an extra laptop... All the help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks in advance:apple::apple:
     
  2. Skystar macrumors 6502

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    Maybe let it charge for awhile. Depending on how long it's been discharged, it could take a few minutes for it to gain enough power to actually boot?
     
  3. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    earlier today i let it charge for about an hour and the lights on the batter didnt even light up afterwards so i dont know if i cant get it working i will prolly send it out to be repaired.. anybody know a good place that fast and cheap to repair this laptop??:apple::apple:
     
  4. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    Depending on the age it may not be worth it. From what you've described it sounds like a Titanium Powerbook G4 (plugged into back, glowing ring), and fixing those up is starting to become pricy.
     
  5. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    Oh! Let me repair it! :)
     
  6. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    idk i want to find a business that does it...:apple::apple:
     
  7. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    I think Apple has a service-center-finder on their website that might help, do you try the PMU reset already?
     
  8. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    o ok thanx.. yea i did i put a pen in there and held it for about 15 seconds... but actually does it need to have power plugged into it or no??:apple::apple:
     
  9. nomar383 macrumors 65816

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    Read the article, but it can't hurt to try both ways
     
  10. coolant113 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea i am going to try it and see what happens i will update in the morning thank u:apple::apple:
     

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