Saturday, April 18

Out Of Whack

Last time, my iBook was giving me some scares by suddenly switching off. It has been resolved by resetting the PMU. Now, Dino won't charge or won't even turn on.

We went to PowerMac Center at Greenbelt to have it checked. I was blaming the faulty charger and the battery life the whole time but according to the technician both are working fine and the problem might be the Power Manager. Dino was sent to San Juan to be diagnosed further. I have to wait 5-7 days for the result. Ugh.

In a desperate attempt to understand it better, I went to Apple to research and here's what I got:
"The Power Manager is an integrated circuit (computer chip) that is usually on the logic board of the PowerBook and iBook. As the name implies, it is responsible for power management of the computer. It controls backlighting, hard disk spin down, sleep and wake, some charging aspects, trackpad control, and some input/output as it relates to the computer sleeping.

Over time, the settings in the Power Manager may become unusable, which can result in operational anomalies with the computer. Examples include not turning on, not waking from sleep, not charging the battery, or not seeing the AC Adapter, among others."
I'm wishing and hoping and thinking and praying that the problem does not involve replacing anything inside the computer chip. I can't afford a new logic board let alone a new laptop boo hoo! I'll keep my fingers crossed.


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