[P1] How to prevent iBook 500 from dying (formerly [P1] Red brick, green brick)

David Harris dmichaelharris at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 8 01:25:36 PDT 2004

On Apr 8, 2004, at 4:15 AM, David Harris wrote:

>> On Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 03:07  AM, Christopher Hack wrote:
>>> My dual-usb 2001 G3 500 12" ibook has died, and I have just bought a
>>> late-2002 G3 800 12" on ebay. The plug from the power supply of my 
>>> old
>>> machine used to glow green whenever connected. The new one glows red 
>>> when
>>> charging, then goes off completely - so you have no idea you are 
>>> still
>>> connected to the mains. Can anyone tell me if this is normal?
>>> chris
> Okay, if there is an issue at all, it may well be in the connection of 
> the power cord to the iBook.  My suggestion to you is, when you have 
> the power cord plugged into your iBook,  place your hand on the 
> connection just beyond the portion that glows and see if the light 
> comes back on.  If it does, then it may well be the cable contact wire 
> is sufficiently bent enough to break the connection.  I would borrow 
> another cable from some else with an 800 Mhz iBook to confirm.
> I have a 700 Mhz iBook that glows orange(red) when charging and green 
> when plugged in.  It stays green when plugged in an recharged.
> Hope this helps.
> David
Look at the connection area to see if there are any objects in the way 
of the connection to the iBook.

Also, try to rotate the connection to the iBook when plugged in.  If 
the light goes off and on, I'd again think it is the connection.

Check Apple's website for any outstanding issues.

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