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1GHZ 17in. PowerBook G4 doesn't turn on, boot, or do anything...

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Hi..  I just got a 1Ghz 17in G4 PowerBook handed down to me.  It was shipped Next Day from my mom by UPS and was really REALLY well packed.  She had it running the day she sent it out, to delete her personal files.  When I turned it on for the first time, I plugged the AC adapter into the wall and the light on the charger went to orange as expected.  I tried to turn it on by pressing the power button, and absolutely nothing happened.  My mother had experienced slow booting issues when she had it (she would press the button and nothing would happen for about 10 seconds, then it would turn on, and everything would work fine).  But this time absolutely nothing happened.  I let it sit there and charge (thinking it might have been an extremely dead battery..) and went to try again, with no luck.  Nothing happened.  I unplugged the computer from the wall and took out the battery.  Then I plugged the comp back into the wall and tried starting it with no luck.  Then I looked at the apple webpage and they suggested reseting the PMU (Power Management Unit)..  Tried that, didn't work.  So, I guess I'm just one step short of taking it into apple and paying to see what's wrong with it...  Any ideas??


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