New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

PowerBook - near meltdown while pb is off??!!!

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Dec 15, 2006
Posts: 10
tomleep1 is on a distinguished road

tomleep1 is offline
hi, i have had the nerve-shattering experience of having my last-edition 15"pb
overheat while the power was off but the electricity to the pb was on- ie the green "charged" light was on. i don't have one of the bad batteries that were recalled, but it doesn't hold much of a charge any more after only 1 year of use. 6 months after i bought it i had to have the motherboard replaced because everything was starting to go jiggy, but now my warranty is over.
did anyone have such an experience, or know what might be happening.
probably a bad battery, or worse?
thanks, tom
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posts: 240
sixslinger will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: 2.0 GHz Macbook Pro, 1.5 GB RAM.....1.83 GHz Macbook 1 GB RAM

sixslinger is offline
its gotta be the battery.....if the computer was off, then that is the only explanation.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Aug 29, 2006
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 217
SuB8HaVeN will become famous soon enough
Mac Specs: Powerbook G4 12" 1.5GHz

SuB8HaVeN is offline
I had a Compaq laptop that did that while the battery was charging. I think the problem was that the battery charger was not automatically turning off when the battery was fully charged. I left it on one night and woke up the next morning to a burning smell. I popped the battery out and it must have been well over 200F; I was surprised it hadn't caught fire or singed the carpet!

I would go ahead and replace that battery. Keeping it and trying to use it may prove to be dangerous...
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Can't access any files, makes a strange noise | Memory Upgrade Question »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:15 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?