Lousy Powerbook power adaptor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hkriffraff, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

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    I'm on my second power adaptor for my G4 Powerbook and the wire around the plug has gotten quite chaffed. I have to constantly fiddle with the plug to get it to charge. I found a solution by bending the wire and taping it down to the base of the plug with electrical tape...but now the plug seems to really heat up.

    I can't bring myself to spend another $80 on a lousy power adaptor. Does anyone have another solution?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    I have gone through 3 power adapters on my older powerbook if that is any consolation. You will need to get your 3rd as well
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    Rule: If an electrical cord is heating up STOP USING IT !!

    MacAlly has a replacement
    http://www.macally.com/spec/specialties/accessories/psac4.html

    If you are habitually wearing out the cord at a certain point, it is more than likely due to the way your 'book sits on your desk -- that the cord is always bent in a certain position. One preventative is to add some tape or shrinkwrap as a strain-relief before the damage occurs.
     
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

    calebjohnston

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    You can't just ignore the fact that the cord is there. Don't have it be set down bent and twisted every which way.
     

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