Charging problem with powerbook G4. Advice needed

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by kalex, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007

    I obtained a powerbook G4 12" model yesterday and it has a charging problem. basically it looks like the power connector on the powerbook is a bit loose and when I connect the power cord I have to push it down a bit to get charging going.

    is this something that can be fixed cheaply?

    I have very bad expierence taking these things apart. Last time I tried swapping hard drive in ibook, I ended up with 5 extra screws after i was done, but I did manage to swap the drive out :)

    if anybody in NYC area can do the fix, pm me. I'll pay for the job


  2. macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2004
    Peterhead, Scotland UK
    bumping an old thread, but i'm having a similar problem, powerbook wont charge either. I've tried resetting the PMU, but still nothing. can anyone help?

    its a 12" 867MHz model
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 1, 2007
    I ended up paying $180 for a DC in board replacement. There was no other way of fixing it for me.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Aug 20, 2007
    Houston, TX
    the dc in board is most likely your problem
    you can find them on ebay for pretty cheap, ifixit sells them for like $60 though, it is a fairly simple swap
  5. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    Did you do this repair yourself or did you have it repaired by a Apple certified technician?

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