help with power adapter

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  1. ohsnapp macrumors newbie

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    hello hello, hope you can help me..
    i'm new to this forum so i apologize in advance if this is in the wrong topic.. anyway

    my power supply for my powerbook g4 is messing up..
    it will charge my laptop for 5 minutes and just randomly turn off, i'm not sure if it's my computer or just the power supply... it will go orange the whole time.. and than stop charging. any idea what can be wrong?

    if it's definately the power supply, would i need to buy the plug and also the cable to plug into the laptop?

    thanks.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. ohsnapp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    does that involve unscrewing any screws? if it does... no i havent because im afraid to take this thing apart

    i have not heard of either of those things... so im guessing, i don't do that :\
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Okay well do them both now. Neither involves unscrewing anything, thankfully. :)

    The battery should be calibrated monthly to ensure it doesn't overcharge and subsequently lose capacity.
     
  5. ohsnapp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i can not do the second thing because the power supply is not working, it's not light or anything...
     
  6. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Wait, you're not even getting the orange light now? Does the little appendage on the adaptor look bent or something? Could you get hold of another adaptor? :)
     
  7. ohsnapp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm way back in the day... my mom bent the plugs... [hah] but it worked fineee for a year.. sometimes when i play with it... i will get the orange for about... 5 minutes and it turns off completely after that... i turn off the computer for a while... try it again... it will go on for 5 minutes... and shut off completely after that... etc etc
     
  8. ohsnapp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    btw.. this is the only mac i have, and i unfortunately know... no body that has a mac, another adapter is out of the question
     

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