Pesky Powerbook power/pointer problems
January 26, 2006 4:24 PM Subscribe
Mac NotWorkingLikeItShouldFilter: PB 12”: i) Pointer disappears upon closing mac after connected to video projector/monitor. ii) Battery not registering charge loss – machine shuts down unexpectedly. Haylp!
posted by lalochezia to computers & internet (3 answers total)
1) I use an external monitor and video projection a lot – both connect through a little white VGA adapter that fits into the mini-DVI slot. When I remove this connector and shut my mac, it sleeps as designed. When I open it up again, the pointer (desktop arrow) disappears. The only way I can get the pointer back is by resetting (logging of doesn’t do any good) Suggestions to regain the pointer without reset? This happens sometimes without sleep too!
2) I bought a new battery from newer technology. Despite me running it down ad charging it up fresh, the mac never knows what charge the battery has: always displays 100%. Consequently I’ll be using the mac on battery power when BAM! The power to the screen, or worse, the computer will just switch off. I’ve tried resetting the power management unit, and tried running the battery down and charging it fresh (following discharge procedure), but the power indicator always reads 100% when running on battery. Note: when the battery’s empty, the mac seems to know that it’s at 0% and shows it charging up from 0->100%.
I have a 12” Powerbook, G4, 1Mhz/768MB, OS X 10.3.9. All updates installed.