I need help! I have tried so many avenues, there must be someone with the knowledge... I need to start at the beginning as the events may pay vital in under covering the riddle. My daughters Powerbook G4 15" A1046's battery went dead so I bought her a new one, while waiting for it to arrive, she ran the PB on AC. Now at this point she told me that the cable was cutting out so I told her not to use it until the new battery came. She unfortunately didn't listen and carried on using it, when it cut our she just fiddled with the lead and powered it up again. This, I assume, happened many times. The new battery came and it seemed to fine. I went away for a couple of months to return to find that the new battery is now completely dead and the PB would no longer start up. At this point I bought her a new ibook and stored the powerbook. Now I'm skint and I really need it so, i decided to understand what was wrong. I bought a new power supply and immediately realised that the old power supply didn't light up. The new one did, green. With the dead battery in, I pressed the start button and nothing, no screen, no start sound, however, when pressing the CAPS button, the lock light comes on as does the num lock. When putting my ear to the left of the trackpad, I can hear the hard disk faintly, not chugging but spinning. I then used the force restart commands. It did not restart the first time but did go through the motions after a few delayed presses. It started the cd drive, made the start up ahhhh sound but then nothing, still no screen. Went through the steps again however it did not respond to the force restart for ages until suddenly it restarted, this time I pressed the R button to restart the LCD and eventually I got a screen, the apple logo came up on a grey background and a wheel underneath the logo, the wheel soon locked and the PB sat there not doing much, I decided to leave it for half a day but still no movement. So I force powerdown. The next day I press the power button, then force restart, nothing, then powered down pressed power-shift-control-alt, then pressed power again, nothing.. tried to force restart a few times and eventually it did, I pressed R and, for the only time, it started up. But... the tracker pad and button were unresponsive. A window was on the desktop asking to set the date and time. I tried to use the keyboard to 'ok' the box but no response. I noticed that the battery was reading 0% and the charge sign in the little battery was present. I left it on as was for a few hours. The battery percentage didn't change and stayed at 0% and it seemed there was nothing I could do. I decided to restart. As soon as I touched the power button the screen turned off. It didn't restart. I kept on trying the restart commands and eventually it restarted. The screen was black as usual so again, I pressed the R button, this time the screen didn't come on. I kept on trying to restart it whilst pressing R, occasionally the screen would come on with the apple logo and the wheel, but the wheel would lock. Other times the apple logo would come with no wheel. I went and bought a new hard drive and a copy of Mac OS as I didn't have a disk. I bought Snow Leopard. I fitted the new hard drive and put the disk in. Nothing. Then I realised that Snow Leopard did not work on my machine, so I went and bought Leopard. The problem is now I cannot eject the CD. I have tried restarting and holding down the tracker button. The screen no longer comes on. The new hard drive doesn't seem to make any noise on power up where as the old one did. What is wrong with this thing??? someone???