[PB] Stored Pismo won't turn on

Brian L. Matthews blm at blmatthews.com
Fri Nov 5 14:13:47 PST 2004

A few days ago I wrote:

>I've got a PowerBook G3/500 (Pismo) that has been sitting in a box 
>for a bit over a year. I decided to try to get it running today, and 
>I can't even get it to turn on. The battery that was in it shows as 
>completely dead. I have a spare battery and it shows one light. I've 
>got the PowerBook plugged in, and it won't turn on with either 
>battery or with no battery. Any ideas, or is it a lost cause?

It's alive! After being plugged in for 40 hours or so it boots just fine.

Thanks for everyone's suggestions.


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