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Old 10-24-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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iBook G4 won't turn on!


My hard drive recently died and was replaced with a Seagate Momentus 5400.3 ST9160821A 160GB 5400 RPM 8MB - re-installed the operating system and loaded all of my old data on.

Everything's been fine but lately I'll unplug the cable from the wall and instead of going to internal power, my laptop abruptly shuts off! The first time I just restarted and everything was fine. The next it wouldn't turn on for 5 minutes. Now it just won't start! Also: Whenever it WOULD restart the time and date would be set back to sometime in 1969. I feel like if I could get it to restart I would reset the PRAM, but I can't!

I've tried taking out the battery and running just from the cable but there are no lights, sounds or fans running when I press the power button!

Help me please! Can I do anything?
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Old 10-24-2009, 01:16 PM   #2
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Reset your iBook's PMU.

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Old 10-24-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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This worked! Thank you SO much!
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