Won't boot, power cord is glowing amber, what to do?
I replaced the hard drive and memory (1 gig) in this PowerBook last year with Apple OEM stuff. My granddaughter (don't laugh) was using it and it shut itself off one day and wouldn't reboot. I now have it back here and she was right, the *&%@ thing won't boot. I tried a different power cord, nope. I had to fiddle with the power cord to get it to glow at all. I took the battery out to see if it would boot without it, nope.
The battery is non-OEM but it is only about 1 year old and I got it from Otherworld Computing and their stuff is usually good. I can't zap the PRAM if it won't start up. some people have suggested that if I replace the PRAM battery, that might do it. This PowerBook is too young to die, but I don't want to spend major bucks replacing the motherboard.