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h4lp m3
Jul 26, 2011, 06:59 PM
My buddy bought a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 new in the box from the Apple Store 5 years ago and it came with a 45w ac adapter... I was always under the impression that PowerBooks needed 65w chargers? :confused:

I know one time my battery died on my PowerBook and I tried a 45w charger and it wouldn't even start up.



GoCubsGo
Jul 26, 2011, 07:01 PM
If he bought it 5 years ago I assume he's been using it and charging with it, no? Are you just now getting around to asking? Bet your "friend" is pissed at your procrastination! :D
But anyway, it was 45w. http://macwizards.com/acfinder/#aluminum12

iThinkergoiMac
Jul 26, 2011, 07:27 PM
The MacBook Pros need 65W adaptors (or higher).

OrangeSVTguy
Jul 26, 2011, 09:59 PM
The 15" shipped with 65w. 45w with the 12". Although 45w was sufficient, just would take longer to charge.

MAC MAN JW
Jul 28, 2011, 01:47 PM
My buddy bought a 1.5GHz PowerBook G4 new in the box from the Apple Store 5 years ago and it came with a 45w ac adapter... I was always under the impression that PowerBooks needed 65w chargers? :confused:

I know one time my battery died on my PowerBook and I tried a 45w charger and it wouldn't even start up.


My PowerBook 12in (Used) came with the original 45w charger as well. i now have a 65w charger i am useing with it and it works fine:)