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Dead sleep ibook G4 just goes to sleep on its own and will not wake up.there appears to be no power.all lights are off even though i was using it when it went to sleep.

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  • JG1977
    JG1977 May 11, 2010

    is this withg\ the ac power plugged in or not?



    try removing the battery, then put it back in

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Happened to us many times, the sleep to death error
logic board problem. buy a new mac realy.

try this, reset prom

take out the power cord. press hold the power button
and plug the power then takeoff power button and press it again.

try this, press hold P and I and power on

Posted on Mar 02, 2009

  • lotfi bouakaz
    lotfi bouakaz Mar 04, 2009

    that california guy doesnt have a clue about macs

    THEY DONT HAVE BIOS BATTERY infac they dont have a bios at all


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My ibook won't charge. Everything works fine when it is plugged into wall socket Battery shows a black x in the battery indicator in menu bar. Computer has been idle for 60days as I was gone from home. I...


font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.

To help with getting your battery to charge, try resetting the PMU

-PMU RESET-
The Power Manager (PMU) is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is usually on the logic board of your Mac computer.

It is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

• If the computer is on, turn it off.
• Now refer to this article from Apple.com Support
Resetting the PMU for Powerbook and iBooks

If this process does not help to allow your battery to charge normally, you more than likely have a battery which may be either dead or eventually will die in its charge capability.

What I would recommend if that is the case, would be to consider purchasing a new battery from Apple or via a third party reseller like online Apple authorized resellers like Amazon.com, MacMall.com or Fry's Electronics for example. You may also Google with keywords "purchase iBook battery " and shop for the best priced iBook battery.

Again, you would only consider the latter, if the former procedure listed above does not help.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

Mactechtrainer

Feb 04, 2011 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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My G4 iBook screen goes dark shortly after I power-up, even If I hit the F2 key, the screen remains dark.


Hi,
Got the same problem with my ibook G4.
I have research on how to fix it, and found out that most model of G4 has the same problem.
I soon found out the main problem and the solution, it would require some skill in soldering and dis assembling the whole laptop.
Go to this site and hope it will help you just it like it helps me a lot!

http://macintoshhowto.com/hardware/how-do-i-get-my-broken-g4-ibook-fixed.html



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Dec 14, 2010 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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I just got an ibook laptop and it just shut down on me. It has a light somewhat blinking but i dont know whats going on. Ity doesnt turn on. do you know what theproblem might be?


It could be that it has gone to sleep. If you press any key on the keyboard it should wake up. To set the amount of time tbefore it goes to sleep go to the apple menu top left hand corner of the screen then down to system preferences and then the control panel energy saver and select the length of time before the display is put to sleep. Unchecking the box that says "put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible" will also help but the macbook's battery will run down faster. Hope this helps

Aug 29, 2010 | Apple iBook G3 Mac Notebook

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My iBook G4 will not turn on though it has a full battery & is connected to a plug socket also..


There are several models of iBook G4. The following sequence applies to the "14-inch Early 2004."
Remove all peripheral cables. Remove the battery. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shift-
power. Then plug the iBook into AC power and attempt to start it with the power key.
If this procedure does not being it back, invasive diagnostics are required, in which case you should being it to an Apple-Certified tech for repair.

Jan 21, 2010 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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Machine shuts down, might start again in a day or so


This may solve your issue:

The PMU is a microcontroller chip that controls power functions for the computer. The PMU is a computer within a computer, as it has its own memory, software, firmware, input/output, a CPU, and more. Its function is to:
  • Tell the computer to turn on, turn off, sleep, wake, idle, etc.
  • Manage system resets from various commands.
  • Maintain parameter RAM (PRAM).
  • Manage the real-time clock.
Over time, the settings in the Power Manager may become unusable, which can result in operational anomalies with the computer. Examples include not turning on, not waking from sleep, or not seeing devices plugged into the USB and FireWire ports, among others.
Resetting the PMU is not intended for resolution of a stall or situation in which the computer is unresponsive. A PMU reset should not be necessary except as a last resort in cases where a hardware failure of the power management system is suspected. Performing a PMU reset returns the computer hardware, including NVRAM, to default settings and forces the computer to shut down.


http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1939

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 16, 2009 | Apple iBook G4 Mac Notebook

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I have a white macintosh g4 laptop that freezes after 15 minutes.


Open System Preferences:
Click on the Lightbulb Icon entitled "Energy Saver"

Adjust the preferences for each of the two options:
Put the computer to sleep when it is inactive for:
1min 15min 1hr 3hrs Never
Put the display to sleep when it is inactive for:
1min 15min 1hr 3hrs Never

Set these for Power Adaptor and Battery separately.

Apr 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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When I put my ibook G4 to sleep it wakes up


change your setting in energy saver prefrences under option uncheck the option restart after power failure. it helps you. plz rate this if helpfull

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Is battery dead in Apple G4 computer? No power. 7-8 year old


If the indicator light is dead, then yes, but check with a local mac genius at an apple store if possible...

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My laptop ibook G4 power button is not functioning even if press


have you got it plugged in too charger, power button wont function if no charge in battery..... easy to forget when your freaking out about your 3k lap top... goodluck Chas

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On an Apple system, this is an indication that it thinks there is little or no battery left and goes to sleep to protect data loss. Your battery might be going bad (showing a full charge, but lasting for only a few minutes) or there may be a problem with your power supply.

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