can someone please help me with a powerbook 190? Answered
okay, so recently, i got a macintosh powerbook 190. this pb190 had no charger and a dead battery. i opened the battery, (that was 14 years old) and discovered one thing; the cells inside it were dead, the acid from inside was leaking out. there is in fact no circuitry in the battery shell, but anyways, i need help. i have the powerbook "charging" (since its not doing anything) from a 12v pc power supply. i can get the green light to turn on, (to indicate that its charging) but i cant get the pb to start up. if i press the power key, the speaker makes a couple of clicky noises and thats it. the screen doesnt even start up. the macintosh requires 24v, but i dont have a 24v 2a charger. so i figured that a 12v, 15a pc power supply should at least charge it. it didn't. because the battery was toast. so i need help, and i know that there must be someone here who can help. im thinking i'll have to get some new battery cells from battery boys, and a charger, but what else? i dont think its dead though, considering its trying to boot. will replacing the battery work? please help!