Apple shipped a 45w AC adapter with my 12" PowerBook. Mistake?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by h4lp m3, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. h4lp m3
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    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.
     
  2. GoCubsGo
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    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
     
  3. iThinkergoiMac
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    The MacBook Pros need 65W adaptors (or higher).
     
  4. OrangeSVTguy
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    The 15" shipped with 65w. 45w with the 12". Although 45w was sufficient, just would take longer to charge.
     
  5. MAC MAN JW
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    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:)
     

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