PowerBook G3/233 Battery Problem...or Wrong AC Adapter?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by ArmoredFist, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. ArmoredFist macrumors newbie

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    I was just given a used PowerBook G3/233, http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/powerbook_g3/stats/powerbook_g3_233.html

    I kind of suspect that the yo-yo AC adapter that came with it isn't the right one, M7332 http://www.powerbookmedic.com/YoYo_Style_Power_Adapter_m7332-p-16183.html The battery was working a few months ago, but now it's dead and I can't charge it. The PowerBookG3 is listed here as being compatible, but I'm really having to jam the plug into the computer pretty hard.

    I believe it's not the right adapter because it isn't listed here http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=16168

    The computer works on AC power fine, it just won't charge the battery. It's possible that the battery is just old and won't hold a charge any more.

    I thought I'd post this problem here to see if any of you guys are using a Powerbook G3 with an M7332 adapter with no issues.

    Let me know. Thanks.
     
  2. localghost macrumors regular

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    I think what you have is an adapter for the ‘pismo’ PowerBook, which is just 45W instead of 60W (both are 24V so chances are that you haven’t broken anything yet).

    Below is what google turned up, but I am afraid they are hard to come by these days.

    PowerBook G3 Series Power Adapter
    M6384LL/A
    PowerBook G3 Series Power Adapter (for Europe and U.K.)
    M6548G/A

    Output voltage
    24 V
    Specification
    Apple PowerBook G3 series (1998, 1999), 1400 series, 3400 series, iBook Notebook
    Capacity
    60 W
    Power accessories output current
    3.2 A
     
  3. ArmoredFist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You scared me there for a moment but the owner's manual I looked at online clearly says 45W.
     
  4. localghost macrumors regular

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  5. ArmoredFist thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the reply, I appreciate it. I may be worried for nothing.
     

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