Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Feb 13, 2009, 01:18 PM   #1
mrklaw
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
ibook G4 power socket replacement?

Hi

My sister has an ibook G4 and both the power supply plug thing *and* the socket on the ibook are damaged. She can't charge it and now its battery is flat.

I guess its not too difficult to find a new charger (although I'd welcome suggestions for suppliers) but what about repairing/replacing the socket on the laptop?

Is it practical to do for a reasonable cost? Anywhere in the UK that'd be able to do it?
mrklaw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2009, 01:20 PM   #2
Sky Blue
macrumors 604
 
Sky Blue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
The part on the iBook is the DC-in board and is a relatively small piece. You can try googling it or looking on eBay.

It looks like this:

Sky Blue is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2009, 01:29 PM   #3
mrklaw
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
thanks. Easy enough to self-replace? Or is it a repair centre/store job?

also, does it matter what size it is? (not sure if its 12 or 14")
mrklaw is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Feb 13, 2009, 04:39 PM   #4
NewMacbookPlz
macrumors 68040
 
NewMacbookPlz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Quote:
Originally Posted by mrklaw View Post
thanks. Easy enough to self-replace? Or is it a repair centre/store job?

also, does it matter what size it is? (not sure if its 12 or 14")
12 vs 14" matters:

12": http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iB...oard/IF183-030

14": http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iB...oard/IF184-003

On top of that, the 12" model seems particular as to what serial range it's from "Please use our ID your Mac page to ensure this is the correct DC-in board for your computer. This DC-in board is only compatible with iBook G4 12" laptops that are model A1054 or A1133 (printed on the bottom of the laptop)."
__________________
Collector's Edition 2.0ghz Aluminum MacBook, 8 GB iPhone EDGE, Canon 450D/50mm f1.8
NewMacbookPlz is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > PowerPC Macs

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ibook g4 not booting, HELP!!!!!! serithg PowerPC Macs 5 Oct 6, 2011 06:05 AM
Ibook g4 still usable? cootersgarage6 PowerPC Macs 2 Nov 27, 2010 11:18 PM
Replacing iBook G4 Power Cord JourneyJen PowerPC Macs 1 Jul 23, 2010 02:58 PM
iBook G4 power socket screwyness iindigo Macintosh Computers 4 Jul 26, 2005 03:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC