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On 13/7/03 6:45 am, in article [email]29vcAbOe7txgelias.decus.ch[/email], "Paul Sture" <p_stureelias.decus.ch> wrote: > I had left my iBook switched on, plugged into the mains, with the cover > closed, but this morning on opening the cover it did not come to life. > > Thinking it may have crashed I disconnected from the mains and removed the > battery (this has worked before), but on reconnection to both it is still > completely dead. > > Clutching at straws here I know, but it is surely worth asking if anyone > has seen this behaviour and managed to resuscitate their iBook. ...

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    Default Re: Dead iBook - is there any hope?

    On 13/7/03 6:45 am, in article [email]29vcAbOe7txgelias.decus.ch[/email], "Paul Sture"
    <p_stureelias.decus.ch> wrote:
    > I had left my iBook switched on, plugged into the mains, with the cover
    > closed, but this morning on opening the cover it did not come to life.
    >
    > Thinking it may have crashed I disconnected from the mains and removed the
    > battery (this has worked before), but on reconnection to both it is still
    > completely dead.
    >
    > Clutching at straws here I know, but it is surely worth asking if anyone
    > has seen this behaviour and managed to resuscitate their iBook.
    The earlier Powerbooks had this same symptom, if the main battery was
    allowed to run down completely and the PB was left for a day or so the
    internal rechargable PRAM battery also went flat. Connecting mains power to
    a PB in this state had no effect, batteries won't charge, PB won't boot.

    Solution, disconnect the PRAM battery, connect mains power leave for 15
    minutes, reconnect PRAM battery and all will burst into life as normal. Now
    give the PB a good charging session.

    This 'may' be your problem.

    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: Dead iBook - is there any hope?

    In article <BB36DC2A.7E5B%mike.2871DELETE_MEbtinternet.com >, Mike <mike.2871DELETE_MEbtinternet.com> writes:
    > On 13/7/03 6:45 am, in article [email]29vcAbOe7txgelias.decus.ch[/email], "Paul Sture"
    > <p_stureelias.decus.ch> wrote:
    >
    >> I had left my iBook switched on, plugged into the mains, with the cover
    >> closed, but this morning on opening the cover it did not come to life.
    >>
    >> Thinking it may have crashed I disconnected from the mains and removed the
    >> battery (this has worked before), but on reconnection to both it is still
    >> completely dead.
    >>
    >> Clutching at straws here I know, but it is surely worth asking if anyone
    >> has seen this behaviour and managed to resuscitate their iBook.
    >
    > The earlier Powerbooks had this same symptom, if the main battery was
    > allowed to run down completely and the PB was left for a day or so the
    > internal rechargable PRAM battery also went flat. Connecting mains power to
    > a PB in this state had no effect, batteries won't charge, PB won't boot.
    >
    > Solution, disconnect the PRAM battery, connect mains power leave for 15
    > minutes, reconnect PRAM battery and all will burst into life as normal. Now
    > give the PB a good charging session.
    >
    > This 'may' be your problem.
    >
    Problem sorted, but not by disconnecting the PRAM. I dug up the Knowledge
    Base article 2238 "How to reset PRAM and NVRAM". This suggested switching on
    then before the startup sound pressing Command-Option-P-R keys
    simultaneously.

    Since I couldn't get as far as the startup sound, I tried pressing those
    keys and holding them down while pressing on the power button.

    Hey presto, it fired up!

    Many thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
    Paul Sture Guest

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