Powerbook AC Adaptor Question

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by pedrovirtuoso, Dec 1, 2004.

  1. pedrovirtuoso macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2004
    Hello, please help if you can

    I own a Powerbook G3 (Wallstreet) and my old AC Adaptor died!

    Is there a problem to use the AC adaptor from the G4's.

  2. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2004
    The current adapters are 65W, while the Wallstreet uses only a 45W adapter. Moreover, the actual head is a different size between G3 and G4 Powerbooks. So, a new power adapter won't fit your Wallstreet, and even if it did, you'd overload the machine.
  3. diamond geezer macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2004
    Using a 65W adapter on a 45W machine is fine, Apple only sell 65W adapters now and they are used all the time on iBooks that originally shipped with the 45W adapter.

    You can buy a small adapter to go from the big to small plug, but I'm not sure exactly who makes them.
  4. pncc macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2002
    Madsonline sells the adaptor calle the generation gap, but it is for using older G3 AC adapters on newer Apple portables like the iBook.

    Buy a new adapter.

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