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My Ibook G4 will not turn on.

I changed outlets and the cord seems to work as the green light is on. But it is not starting, charging or making any noise. It seems completely dead.

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  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    I took the battery out and was trying to just use the power cord. I thought laptops worked without a battery.

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    I thought laptops worked without their batteries.

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    Could someone please tell me if the Ibook will work without a battery and just use the power cord?

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    Still not working even after trying to clean out the battery compartment.

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    I have had problems before with the battery not holding a charge. So does it seem like I would just need a new battery?....did it finally die????

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    The battery is in....the power cord green light is on....there is no power. Do I need a new battery?

  • tandtsmith4 Jan 18, 2009

    Thank you!

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Machine 83 can explain why I run my laptop WITHOUT my battery all the time. I have a brand new battery and only put it in if going mobile. This will preserve the battery for years and I have proof. That is what I am on now. Look up i your laptop and see the condition of your battery or see if it even registers it there. If this is helpful, please post as such. For more info, please go premium and I will be glad to further troubleshoot.

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These batterys have been known to die overnight!
I would try that first!

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Yes u will need a new battery u can get the new battery from the  radioshack websites. this will solve your problem. thanks.

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Yes, just plug in the AC adapter to power the computer.

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    Simple To Test If Its The Battery Just Remove The Battery And Then Plug The G4 Into The Power Cord And If It Turns On You Need A New Battery.

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No it cannot work without a battry.as there is a battery at its back side.without battery it cannot work. thanks.

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Remove the battery and clean the socket where you insert the battery and then reinsert it and check out.also check out with another battry to confirm the fault of battery or the internal board problem.
thanks.

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Check out the battery it must be faulty .

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