expensive powerbook AC adapter and possible hack

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Lollypop, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

    Lollypop

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    Johannesburg, South Africa
    #1
    hi,

    I think my powerbook powercord is damaged, for a while now when I plug in the cord the light doesnt go on and I have to twist and jiggle it a bit for it to start charging, now it doesnt want to charge at all! Over here a replacement will cost about $100 and none of the decent stores will let me even try out one of their units, they want me to book the powerbook and cord in and then they will charge me. Based on this thread I think it might be a common occurance. Im just not keen on paying to find out if it is the connector thats the problem and then pay $100 to fix it. I have done a google search and have found this site that suggests a custom way to fix it, has anyone tried this? How well does it work?
     
  2. Fleetwood Mac macrumors 65816

    Fleetwood Mac

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    Canada
    #2
    Unless you know what your doing, just get the new adapter. If you screw up, this could very easily damage your iBook.
     
  3. gman71882 macrumors 6502

    gman71882

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    Houston, Tx
    #3
    This Power adapter from Macally is a much cheaper alternative.
    My Power Adapter caught fire a few months ago.. about 1 month after Apple care expired. So i bought this $30 USD replacement.
    Shipping to South Africa shouldnt be THAT expensize is it?
    Its been working Great so far.
     
  4. Johnny Rico macrumors 6502

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    The macally adapters are nice, won't fck up unlike every adapter apple has ever made, and a much better price than the apple adapters. You just don't get the charge indicator light on the plug bit.
     

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