Is the main battery healthy? I have a 17-inch 1Ghz PBG4 with a good main battery but, like so many, has a near-useless backup battery. If I let the main battery run all the way down, it is hard to start on main power. I hit the power button and nothing, but it wil start on after 3-5 minutes its own after the main battery gets a little charge.
I've concluded you either need a strong main battery or a strong back-up battery for reliable starting.
However, slow to wake from sleep could be a symptom of a dying had drive. Those little notebook drives don't last as long as a 3.5-inch desktop drive. I maintain three older PowerBooks for a friend and one was very slow on startup and on wake from sleep. The hard drive died acompletely a few days after I installed and new drive and transferred the files from the old one.
@Allan: I use my PB with the outlet energy, the battery does not work and I´ve connected and use it from a outlet for many years. The battery only works for 5-10 minutes. I read about the backup battery being discharged. So far, I haven´t been able to get it to start. It´s weird, sometimes when I press the power button it sounds like waking up. The HD is kinda new, I replaced it in 2010
@Tom: I meant it froze when the apple logo appears, and the system loading is the one installed on the HD , I have the 10.5.8
I think he is saying the PRAM battery might be dead. I would just get it replaced. The PRAM battery is not that expensive and should resolve the problem you are having. I am not sure of your PB G4 type, as most PB G4's pram batteries are silver lithium circular batteries.
Each PB G4 series' pram battery is different.
I would just get it replaced. The PRAM battery is not that expensive and should resolve the problem you are having.
The only new PRAM batts for PowerBooks are for the 1.67ghz 17-inch models:
The OP has a 1.33Ghz
In addition, the battery installation takes a fairly deep teardown that's beyond the typical user. A casual recommendation to replace the battery is not always appropriate unless you probe enough to determine the OP's comfort of opening up a notebook full of tightly-packed tiny parts.
I think he is saying the PRAM battery might be dead.
I, like japamac, don't need a translator. Please don't do this. You did it in the past, were cautioned, and stopped; please stay with "stopped."
Hi everybody, thank you for your responses. I was just able to get my PB to turn on and it loaded. However, when I got to the MAC OS X Login Window, as I typed my username it froze and got stuck. It's the second time i can get to this point and when I type something it gets stuck. I had to force shut down , waited a minute and then it did not start...
The other thing I noticed is that the "chime" sound , when it gets to sound, it sounds a little delayed as usual.
I really don´t know what is going on. The people at Genius Bar say they don´t take a look at this kind of model anymore...