PowerBook charger on an iBook

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by thomasp, May 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to use a G4 PowerBook (3 years old) charger on a 7 year old G3 iBook? Or will the higher power PB charger blow the iBook up?
     
  2. macrumors G5

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    In my experience, the 65-watt PowerBook adapters work just fine with the iBooks, which came with 45-watt adapters.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for that. The charger on the old iBook doesn't seem to be making a good contact somewhere (not sure if it's the plug or the socket) and the battery only lasts for a few minutes. I was hoping that in an emergency I might be able to plug my PB charger in without blowing the iBook up, hoping that it might make a better connection.

    It does look like the poor iBook's time on this earth is drawing to a close though :( Still running Tiger pretty well with only 384Mb RAM!
     

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