6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 27, 2012 8:57 AM by raider83
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Hi everyone.

   I came across an Macintosh Powerbook 5300cs.  It turned on at first and I was able to shut it down. But now it will not turn back on.  It only makes a ticking sound, like a clock, when the power adapter is plugged in.  Went through the old manual, removed batter and cleaned the connections but still no go.  I would like to get it to work to show my students in the computer lab an old style working laptop.   Thanks for any suggestions.

Solved by raider83 on Nov 27, 2012 8:57 AM Solved

thanks Again.  Was afraid that it was dead.  It was great showing off the "OLD Style" laptop to the classes of 4th-6th graders.   Ancient History!  Ha Ha.   Off it goes into the technology vastness of surplus to the District Office.

Thanks again

Reply by Texas Mac Man on Nov 26, 2012 3:18 PM Helpful

The ticking/clicking sound is an indication of a failing/failed hard drive.


 Cheers, Tom

Reply by JustSomeGuy on Nov 27, 2012 4:42 AM Helpful

It could also be a shorted power supply.  Does the screen come on at all?  Does it chime?  Or is it dead as a doornail, save for the ticking?  If it's dead except for ticking, then it's the power supply.

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