I've been trying to resurrect a Powerbook 180c. I got as far as the screen lighting up and than nothing. I can't even get the screen to light now.
I checked my power adapter with a voltmeter and it checks ok. I have taken apart the PB and the power plug appears fine on the motherboard. Nothing shows up when I inspected the daugtherboard and motherboard.
So my guess is either a bad motherboard or the CMOS battery. The CMOS battery on this model is a quarter size battery but is soldered to the motherboard and has a connector soldered to the battery...go figure.
I know other Macs won't start with a bad CMOS battery but what about this model Powerbook?
Anyone know or have any suggestions?