Misc Notes

Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)

Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)

  1. If the computer is on, turn it off.
  2. Disengage the two keyboard latches located between the Esc and F1 keys, and the F11 and F12 keys. (You may also need to disengage the keyboard locking screw located between the F5 and F6 keys.)
  3. Lift the keyboard. To ensure no harmful static electricity is transferred to the computer, properly ground yourself before performing this procedure.
  4. Press and release the reset button located on the upper right side of the logic board near the power button, shown here.
  5. Wait 5 seconds.
  6. Press the power button to restart the computer.

2 replies on “Resetting PowerBook and iBook Power Management Unit (PMU)”

Stampede to Apple iBook

This procedure will problem come in handy, especially for the thousands of people that bought 4 years old iBooks for $50.

I had to install a new hard drive into my powerbook because the old one wouldn’t mount. A while I installed it my speakers and mic and headphone and mic jack stopped working. there is no sound in my laptop at all. any help. thanks