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2874 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 9, 2007 12:56 PM by Giacomo57
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 17, 2007 10:19 AM (in response to 1badman1)Hi, badman, and welcome to Apple Discussions. Does either of the batteries you've tested with show up and charge properly in a different Tibook? Do you know for a fact that either of those batteries was at least partially charged when you tested with it? Do you have access to another known-to-be-good AC adapter you can test with?
Your situation has some features in common with that of the original poster in this thread. Read that thread carefully, try the suggestions I offered in it, and post back with results.TiBook/1Ghz/512M; PTProG3/500MHz/768M, Mac OS X (10.3.9), film & flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser & photo printers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2007 4:33 PM (in response to eww)I have exactly the same problem as badman. My battery shows as not installed; I've tried 2 different batteries (one that used to work and one that is brand new)and 2 different power supplies. I've reset the PRAM, pressed the reset under the keyboard, even erased the drive and re-installed the system (10.4) from the original DVDs.G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2007 7:27 PM (in response to eww)After reading the other posts, I'm considering that the connection at the battery may be loose (it seems like it wiggles). I suppose this means taking off the back; after I get the appropriate tool I might have go at it.G5 dual & G4 Towers, G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.5)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 8, 2007 7:43 PM (in response to Giacomo57)Hi, Giacomo. Since all the software has been replaced, it's a hardware problem — but it may be a minor one.
Release the keyboard latches and tip the keyboard back onto the wrist rests (don't jerk its ribbon cable). Under where the X key normally is, find a white plastic connector with six multicolored wires attached. That connects the battery to the logic board. Press down hard on the connector (not the wires; use a nonmetallic tool of some kind to push down on the edges of the connector). If it budges even slightly, it may have been loose, and that may have been the problem.
Then remove the battery and check to see that the battery contacts are rigidly attached to the battery compartment wall. If they aren't, that may be the problem. Tightening that back up will take some doing, so post back if you find it's loose.TiBook/1Ghz/512M; PTProG3/500MHz/768M, Mac OS X (10.3.9), film & flatbed scanners, projector, graphics tablet, laser & photo printers
Currently Being ModeratedMar 9, 2007 12:56 PM (in response to eww)eww:
Thanks for the response. I will file it for future reference.
Before I saw your post, though, I went ahead and took off the back cover, and tightened down the contacts for the battery, which were very loose. It's all back together now, and it works! A T9 (torx) driver was the only tool I needed, and it just took a few minutes. My machine is out of warranty, BTW, and I live in the boonies, so...I figured it was worth a shot.G5 dual & G4 Towers, G4 Powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.5)