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PowerBook - PowerBook won't power up (Locked?)


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I have a titanium powerbook (g4). I had it in storage for a few years, now it won't power up. After a while I remembered this lock system where you could lock it with a key (not a regular key) and it couldn't be used without it. Is this just jumbled memories or am I onto something? If I am remembering correctly then how do I get around this issue?

I even found a hole on the right side with a padlock image next to it so I'm pretty sure I'm right but i dunno....
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I believe the hole on the right sude is for a cable lock. So that you can lock your laptop to a desk to something. I have a titanium powerbook (g4), the 500Mhz model and I don't remember a locking sytem for it.

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Kensington makes 'em:
http://us.kensington.com/html/1434.html
Doesn't prevent the laptop from starting up though. It is a mechanical device, not electronic. Your laptop isn't starting up for some other reason.
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Sounds like the battery is stone dead. Have a look at this and try plugging in for the recommended five hours.

http://discussions.apple.com/thread....6230&tstart=90
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