Powerbook AC Adaptor Question

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

  1. pedrovirtuoso macrumors newbie

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    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.

    Thanks
     
  2. TLRedhawke macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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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