I've recently retrieved my old PowerBook 5300c after a good few years in storage. It was hardly ever used and even now there's not a scratch on the case - it's just been in a cupboard for a long time. I don't envisage using it regularly but there are some old text files I'd like to take off it.
Power goes in through the AC adaptor and the power light above the screen lights up. But there's not a sound from within the case and there's no other response at all. Is there an onboard battery that will need changing? Is it dead? I'm quite comfortable taking a desktop apart but I'm a little nervous taking this apart in case I can't get it back together again. Is it relatively simple? I'd welcome some advice. Any advice...
One last thing. Although the base of the screen reads 5300c, I don't ever remember the display being colour, which is the c suffix. The details on the underneath read as follows:
Bar code: CK5400X02TK
FCC ID: BCGM2785
Family Number: M2785
I wondered if it was a grey import of the time but the case states it was made in Ireland. I was told it had been in a warehouse for quite a long time and was, in effect, brand new. There seems to be no discrepancy between top and bottom so I doubt if it's a Mac equivalent of a cut and shut. I wouldn't know if it was, though.
Think that's all. As I said, I'd welcome any advice.
Thanks for reading