4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2006 3:28 PM by Scubasteve1591
atozpawn Level 1 Level 1
When I plug in the charger into my 17" 1.33. It will not charge. The light on the cord flashes from green to orange to off over and over while the laptop clicks and the screen dims up and down.

When I plug it in the led ring turns green for a half second then it seems to try and charge as the light turns orange, then in a half second the led goes off, the laptop clicks and the screen dims and starts the process over. It repeats until I unplug.

It will do this while asleep or off. If I let the computer cool down it will return to a normal opperation when off or sleep but if I turn it on it will continue with this blinking.

I have reset the PMU a few time and this did nothing. I have restarted and zaped the p ram.

I am not sure if it is hardware or software? I have tried a new battery, I have tried a different outlet in my house and a different outlet in a different house.

The Power adaptor does not seem to be the problem.

Has anyone seen this and know what to do?

problem just started.

powerbook, Mac OS X (10.4.2)
  • Amornthep Level 2 Level 2
    I had the same problem the the light indicater blinking green or orange. At first I thought it was the battery, I didn't want to buy a new one so I took it to Apple Authorized Service Provider. They found it was power adapter didn't have enought power to give to my PowerBook. So I got a new adapter and it works fine now. Maybe give it a try with a new poweradapter.
  • Sean Foote Level 1 Level 1
    Why should we buy a new charger when it is clear at this point the chargers are utter garbage!

    Most if not all 17" Powerbook owners are having issues with our chargers and they want us to fork over $80!?

    Apple is going to start losing customers if they keep this up.
  • Hardy Geer Level 4 Level 4
    The vast majority of Mac users are not having charger problems. Get your facts before spewing venom.
  • Scubasteve1591 Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same problem as the first poster on this thread, but the problem only occurred occasionally at first. Now it's becoming more common. Is the only solution to get a new adapter, or is there a hardware issue inside my computer that needs to be addressed? Also, since I am still covered by my 3-year AppleCare plan, is the adapter free?