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Laptop dead. power surge.

I had my apple ibook g3 charging overnight and while I was away we had a thunderstorm. When I came back I reaized we had had a power surge. Unfourtunatley, my ibook was not pluged into a surge protector and now will not turn on. I tried to plug the computer into the ac adaptor and maybe give it a little help to turn on yet it still didn't turn on. I had the computer on and working before I left so the problem must be from the power surge. I have heard a few things that there are special restart codes that I could possibly do to help turn on my laptop. If anyone has any ideas on what could work please shoot me an e-mail at thank you very much for reading this and have a great day!

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Hi there,
You need to reset the Power Management Unit. The instructions for most models are here:
Choose the one for your model part way down the page. Once reset you should be up and running again.

All the best

Posted on Dec 31, 2008


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