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Power problem with my powerbook g4

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by akaple, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors newbie

    The plastic piece around the dc jack is broken and blocking the power adapter from being able to charge. Is this piece required or can I remove it? Does anybody know where I could get a replacement piece?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Are you talking about the one that lights up on the charger? If so, I wouldn't recommend modifying a power adapter, but I guess it wouldn't be a problem.
  3. macrumors newbie

    It's the plastic piece on the inside of the PowerBook, not on the actual adapter.
  4. macrumors 68000


    Is it the the one on the outside or one inside the round jack? Either way, it's probably going to warrant a replacement (generally a new logic board) as from my findings the power adapter port is finicky when if comes to when it will charge or just ignore the adapter.
  5. macrumors newbie

    It's the piece on the outside of the round jack. I can't figure out exactly what it is connected to because I haven't pulled it all out yet. I think it's either the dc & sound card or just the casing.
  6. macrumors G4

    The plastic bit helps to protect the bit of metal around the plug end of the adapter from contacting the case, so I think its an essential part of it. Its likely no circuit boards need to be replaced (and if so it would be the DC-in board, not the logic :rolleyes: ) just the plastic bit needs to be reseated/replaced.
  7. macrumors newbie

    Yeah, that is what I eventually figured out last night. There is nothing connected to it, it's just attached to the case. It is causing some major problems with me being able to charge though. Any ideas where I could get something like that without having to replace my entire bottom casing?
  8. macrumors member


    If it's not just the plastic piece, it should definitely just be the DC-in board. I had to replace this on my old 12" PB G4. It's a pain to get to (underneath the mobo on the 12"), but is only a ~$50 part.
  9. macrumors newbie

    It's just the plastic piece.

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