Extreme PowerBook: Iced Tea, Anyone?

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Date: Friday, August 6th, 2004, 20:08
Category: Archive

An “Innocent Blunder,” and the Misery Begins…
Thursday evening, just three short days ago, my G3 PowerBook (vintage 2000; a.k.a. “Pismo” and “PowerBook G3 Firewire”) was in bad shape–it wouldn’t even turn on, let alone boot. The battery was fully charged, and the AC adapter/charger was working, was connected to the PowerBook, and was receiving AC power, as evidenced by the green glow of the pilot light on the AC adapter/charger. On the PowerBook itself, though, there was no sound, no disk drive noise or other noise of any kind, nor was there any light on the LCD screen. Nary a photon was emitted from even the green “sleep” light–the light near the display hinge on this model that pulsates when the machine is in sleep mode. Nothing. Nada. Totally dead. Read More…