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PowerBook 5300ce startup problem

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Can be a problem in the charging board area.

 

There is a daughter board where the battery comes in contact for charging purposes, a lot of capacitors in there, if the board is missing or bad, the 5300 won't boot.

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The 5300 is easy to open.

 

Remove the Floppy drive and the battery.

 

There is a couple of screws in the bottom, lift the keyboard, remove the side plastic hinge covers and trackpad.

 

The battery and Pram battery are on the right, but IIRC the HD should be removed also.

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I don't know where you can find a new PRAM battery, IIRC those are not the common ones, but are rechargeables batteries.

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Thanks guys.Is it worthy to keep the machine and fix it or to sell it?Is it rare the ce model?The hinges are very strong for 5300...

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