iBook G4 charger in UK

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by sananda, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68020

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    Hi

    I have an iBook G4 (mid 2005) and the charger has broken (third one!!).

    Apple don't have the replacement part. Does anyone have a recommendation for a durable replacement from another company?

    Thanks.
     
  2. macrumors 601

    OrangeSVTguy

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    I know Macally makes chargers for the iBooks. I'm not sure where to buy them since you are in the UK. Maybe a google search could help to find a supplier there?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. It seems I can buy the Macally one from Amazon in the UK, but the reviews on the Amazon US site contain a number of pretty negative comments.

    Edit:

    Further research reveals that the Macally charger doesn't work with iBook G4.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Strange, the online AppleStore still sells the Apple Portable Power Adapter – 65 W, which is for iBook and PowerBook, in the Dutch store. Ships within 24H. I checked the UK store and they don't have them.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    I'm from belgium. If you want to, i can ship it to you? Just pm me.
     
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    SpaceMagic

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    My iBook G4 has also gone through a fair few chargers. The last we bought was shipping from the UK and was really cheap (just a Google Shopping search) but the problem is, it's rubbish. If it looks plastically, avoid it.

    Go for a reputable brand or an Apple one from OWC or Macally maybe. In UK, try www.2ndchancepc.co.uk too.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    I have a macally one, which I use with my ibook G4 12" 800Mhz. It has worked fine since the apple one fritzed out. It says PS-AC4-UK on it, and looks like http://www.amazon.co.uk/Power-Adapt...6?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256468511&sr=8-6 it seems there's a newer one now though, which I guess you looked at? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Macally-AC-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1256468511&sr=8-1
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks for the suggestions.

    I tried 2ndchancepc. They have a BTI charger. And it's UGLY!! But I guess I don't have many options and will have to compromise.

    Thanks.

    On the Macally website it says PS-AC4 only works with iBook G3 and PowerBook G4 now.
     

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