PowerBook G4 shuts off when bumped.

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by 128keaton, Aug 1, 2014.

  1. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    This has happened about three times, but I'll have my PowerBook running on battery and sometimes if I bump it the machine shuts off. Is the battery loose?
  2. NintendoRev macrumors member

    Jul 1, 2013
    Sounds like it could be the battery. If you can easily replicate the problem though, perhaps try bumping it while it's plugged in to see if it's not something with the logic board?
  3. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2012
    Could be battery, I dunno if it is possible to put couple layers of paper or something between the battery and the case to create pressure. It could also be some component on the motherboard being loose.

    EDIT: Could also be a cable, like display cable which has weakened, probably the surface of it broken and once bumped it makes a kind of contact it should not make.
  4. 128keaton thread starter macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    It doesn't shut off when plugged in, so maybe it is the battery. I am having problems with the latch..

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