PowerBook Wallstreet Power Issues...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ryan42, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. ryan42 macrumors 6502


    Dec 3, 2003
    Near Houston, TX
    I got a PB Wallstreet from a friend. The battery was dead.

    The battery would light up when it was first plugged in and you hit the button but after a while the computer would say it wasn't there and the light would go off.

    I bought a new battery. It came up to 17% charged. It didn't move. I reset the OF and PRAM. It came up to 0% charged. It didn't move.

    I bought a new "charge board" and the other board which connects to it to form a "T" which is what actually connects to the batteries. Nothing changed.

    Any suggestions?

    I bought 512 MB RAM for this, two 256s, off eBay. One 256 only comes up to 128 because it turns out it has to be arranged in a certian way.

    I bought screen supports for it. Bought them on the 6th IIRC. They still won't ship until the 20th.

    I bought a USB card for it. Then I found out that you can't have more than one powered device at once and it won't work with my iPod at all.

    The CardBus WiFi adaptor I had which I thought would work with OS X does not.

    The USB WiFi adaptor I had which I thought would work with OS X, also does not.

    The only thing that I changed since I got it which DID work was the sound input board. I didn't buy a new one though, I resoldered the audio jack myself ... and *that* is what does work. Sort of ironic.

    EDIT: Oh, and this is also it... http://homepage.mac.com/ryan42/cardshot.mov

    I think it doesn't like me much.

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