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Old Feb 3, 2013, 08:12 PM   #1
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PowerBook G4 15" DC-in/USB Board Question

Hello all. Needing to replace the DC-in/USB jack on a PowerBook G4. It is the 1.5GHz ALS model. From looking around on eBay, I see a bunch of DC-in boards that look exactly the same, but with differentiating part numbers and prices. Does it matter which one I buy, as long as it fits a 15" 1.5GHz PB and looks the same? I do not see where the difference is on these besides the part number. If you have any info on this please do share.

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Old Feb 3, 2013, 08:38 PM   #2
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Hello all. Needing to replace the DC-in/USB jack on a PowerBook G4. It is the 1.5GHz ALS model. From looking around on eBay, I see a bunch of DC-in boards that look exactly the same, but with differentiating part numbers and prices. Does it matter which one I buy, as long as it fits a 15" 1.5GHz PB and looks the same? I do not see where the difference is on these besides the part number. If you have any info on this please do share.

Thanks in advance!
Yeah, it does matter. You can see the little differences once you compare them side by side. I have two 17" PBs (one a 1Ghz, and the other a 1.67Ghz HD-DLSD). The two parts are quite different, although they occupy the same dimensions.

There's also differences between the 1.67Ghz standard res model DC In Board and the DLSD.

I'd do a Google search of ebay with the model number of your Mac. In my case, it'd look like this: ebay.com A1013 DC+In+board

Google can actually give you better results from eBay than the eBay search box. If you happen to get a listing that shows a different part number, but lists your model number then that should be ok (even though it contradicts what I'm saying).
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Old Feb 3, 2013, 08:48 PM   #3
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Thank you for the response. I found the model number (A1106) and searched according to that. Much appreciated!
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Thank you for the response. I found the model number (A1106) and searched according to that. Much appreciated!
No problem. Glad I could help!
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