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My g4 adapter light is orange when I plug it into the computer.

My computer won't turn on.

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  • Daniel Herd
    Daniel Herd May 11, 2010

    people shouldn't try to help someone who leaves one line and thinks they are going to get help. we aren't magicians and you are asking for free help, the least - really, the least - you could do is actually describe the problem.

  • jdmulcahy May 11, 2010

    could you please give more info.

  • J Pons May 11, 2010

    Are you sure the adapter works with other computers? Try that one to troubleshoot before you move on to think that the problem is the computer. It could also be that the battery is not charging or has a problem and the light that remains "amber" as it is charging but should change to green when is done never changes because of that problem.

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Hey, if this problem still exist for you... try this.
Hold down the power button and see if the computer responds.  If you hear a loud beep sound, that's good. Release the power button... The computer should come on.
Of course if that doesn't work.  Try checking to see if the battery has any charge by pressing the button on the bottom of the batter.  Use those light sensors to determine the charge level of the batter. If there is just one light flashing, the battery is not charged.  Give it some time to see if it changes.
You can also, just remove the battery, plug in the power cord again, and then try to power on the computer. 
Let me know if any of this helps.(if its not too late)  = |
Anywho, have a great day!
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