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A new way to resuscitate a dead battery
Authored by: mnystedt on Jul 21, '03 01:12:53PM

My PB G4 12inch was totally freezing up (mouse would not move, could not force quit) now and again without any apparent pattern to it. I had taken out the 512Mb expansion RAM and it was still freezing up. The only thing I could do was hold down the power button until it rebooted. I was on the phone with Apple Support and they told me to try these exact things, without any effect. Finally they told me I had bad RAM and it is now sent in for repairs.



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A new way to resuscitate a dead battery
Authored by: hungry_worm on Oct 01, '03 04:55:47AM

A reply to mnystedt on Mon, Jul 21 '03 at 01:12PM whos powerbook froze....

I had nearly the same thing with my iBook Dual USB, in my case it would freeze as soon as the powerplug was pulled, rendering it a non-portable laptop. Very tearful annoying.
I reset and zapped whatever was possible but nothing worked. Reinstalling the OS however worked. Then 1 week after that, the same thing. Tears, Screaming, nothing helped, I saw visions of ruined Logicboards etc.
But then... I found out that it started working normally after I set the Energy Saver Settings to Highest Performance.
But setting the Energy Saver Prefs to Longest battery kills it instantly and leaves only a way out via forced restart.

I now believe my battery is dead and has to be retired. It turned from full to empty within an hour - wich I never noticed before as I mostly used the Power supply.
I still don't know why a crap battery can do this at these settings, but for me this was definitely the cause and effect.
Good luck with your (hopefully) repaired PB!
Running OSX Server (10.2.6).



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