Well, I think I might have made a big mistake.
We have a power inverter in the car. We got it at the same time as our iBook G4. As we were crossing the country last year, we used it to power the laptop ( and/or reload the battery) so the kids could play games and watch movies. We’ve used the inverter with the laptop without problems for almost a year now on every long trip.
Today, as we were coming back from a 4 hours trip, something happened. The usual procedure is to plug the converter into the lighter outlet, turn it on then plug the computer. I usually follow this order without any problem. But today, as my kid was using the laptop, I noticed that the converter plug to the lighter had come undone. So I plugged it back. The iBook just shut down. So I picked up the computer and try to turn it on: Nothing.
So the laptop doesn’t want to power up. The battery is full and if I plug it into the wall, the green light on the plug that indicates the connection is on. But I can’t turn it on.
Do I have any hope? There isn’t extremely important data on the computer except maybe some pictures. So if we lost stuff, I can live with it. But I want it working again. I know I have to send it for servicing but I thought you guys here could help me a little.