iBook Will Not Charge

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by rolex5425, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2007
    well it does charge just not how it should. when i plug the ibook into the power adapter usually nothing happens. i have to jiggle the plug in just the right way to get it to charge and this involves putting pressure on it in some direction. it has gotten worse so now i have to have constant pressure on it for it to charge. i have tried 2 different chargers so i know its not that. i was thinking maybe the DC board but i was not sure. what do you guys think?

    also it is out of warranty and no applecare

    any help would be great

  2. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 26, 2007
    does it turn on without the battery in?

    if so then you need a new battery

    .. if not then you need a new a/c adapter cord

    ^^^ ignore that, sorry i didnt read fully

    sounds like the a/c reciever is bad ... dont know if that is soldered on or not though...
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2007

    yeah my suspicions were correct
    i just replaced my dc in board and it now charges without a problem
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Stilwell, Kansas
    Where can I buy a new DC power board for an iBook G4 14"? This iBook is the last in the iBook series. Thanks

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