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Problem with a PR 1400, sleep light stays on solid

Message #1 - Posted 2003/11/11 - Mac Main

I've been using this old powerbook for a gps
in the car using Delorme Street Atlas. Worked great
until I splashed it with coffee while it was asleep
and closed. Have not been able to restart it since
and this was two weeks ago.

Took it to an Apple store genius today and he tried
to reset the power manager. That failed and he
suggested the internal backup battery might have
failed. Also suggested I try removing the battery
and leaving it unplugged for 24 hours and then
trying again.

Tonight, the computer was still in the case I took
it in to the Apple store. Spontaneously, it started
to hum and upon examination it was still off, but
the speaker was vibrating. With the battery removed
and the PB unplugged the sleep light stays on and on
and on.........so it must be the back up battery that's powering it? Holding the reset button in turns the
light off, but on release the light again begins to glow.

Any suggestions?

Mac Main

Message #2 - Posted 2003/11/14 - rootintootin

My G3 experienced the same symptom when its keyboard failed (after some water spray). Don't know if the 1400 would have the same response to a shorted keyboard. Maybe try booting it with the keyboard dis-connected.

Toots

Previously, Mac Main wrote:

I've been using this old powerbook for a gps
in the car using Delorme Street Atlas. Worked great
until I splashed it with coffee while it was asleep
and closed. Have not been able to restart it since
and this was two weeks ago.

Took it to an Apple store genius today and he tried
to reset the power manager. That failed and he
suggested the internal backup battery might have
failed. Also suggested I try removing the battery
and leaving it unplugged for 24 hours and then
trying again.

Tonight, the computer was still in the case I took
it in to the Apple store. Spontaneously, it started
to hum and upon examination it was still off, but
the speaker was vibrating. With the battery removed
and the PB unplugged the sleep light stays on and on
and on.........so it must be the back up battery that's powering it? Holding the reset button in turns the
light off, but on release the light again begins to glow.

Any suggestions?

Mac Main

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