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Riikkap
Feb 24, 2009, 05:59 AM
I Have Ibook G4 12" and recently bought charger replacement form EBay (refurbished form china i.e. not the original one, but with one year warranty) Once I tried it, it gave me little electric shock through the computer so I send it back. Now I got another one from another seller and it does not work either, I am starting to think that it is actually my computer that is not working, or the first charger burned something such DC-in board. I run tech tool pro extensive test and it seemed to be all fine, the charger should be 45W
I get from system profiler this:

AC Power:

System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
Dynamic Power Step: Yes
Reduce Processor Speed: No
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On LAN: Yes
Wake On Modem Ring: Yes
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes

Battery Power:

System Sleep Timer (Minutes): 5
Disk Sleep Timer (Minutes): 10
Display Sleep Timer (Minutes): 1
Dynamic Power Step: No
Reduce Processor Speed: Yes
Automatic Restart On Power Loss: No
Wake On AC Change: No
Wake On Clamshell Open: Yes
Wake On Modem Ring: No
Display Sleep Uses Dim: Yes
Reduce Brightness: Yes
Battery Information:
Battery Installed: Yes
First low level warning: No
Full Charge Capacity (mAh): 4272
Remaining Capacity (mAh): 2424
Amperage (mA): 0
Voltage (mV): 11064
Cycle Count: 215
AC adapter cannot charge battery: Yes

AC Charger Information:

AC Charger (Watts): 26
Connected: Yes
Charging: No
Hardware Configuration:
Clamshell Closed: No
UPS Installed: No



I am on very tight budget and hence unfortunately I only can afford these cheap chargers (not very smart choice) should I replace the DC-in board and the cable? When I connect the charger the icon shows that the charger is connected every few seconds. Or is the charger dysfunctional as it shows that it is only 26w?

Thanks a lot!



kahlil88
Jun 15, 2009, 03:22 AM
Does it charge when it's shut off or in sleep mode? I'm having similar charging problems with my 12" iBook G4/1.33GHz. You might want to have a look at my thread (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=7756379).