PowerBook Power Problems

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Mal, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Orlando
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    I'm having serious problems with my PowerBook G3 WallStreet. The power adaptor I had been using (hockey puck) recently stopped working due to wear and tear, and I was forced to switch back to the old model (recalled version:rolleyes: ) Now, the power adaptor only works when I hold it at an angle in the back of the computer, as if it is unable to get a secure connection. I have temporarily fixed it by looping the cord around the monitor at the correct angle and pressure to hold it in place against the recepticle, but this is obviously not a good solution. I ordered a new power adaptor (Micro Accesories, through OWC) and recieved it today, to find out that it is much worse about this same problem! I don't think the problem lies with the computer, but that is what the evidence points to. Anyone else ever experienced something like this?

    JW
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    London
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    I had a very similar thing happen to my old clam shell iBook. What had happened is that 2 of the 4 pins that connect the power assembly to the logic board had de-soldered/come loose. I was able to get the iBook to charge by propping it up under the power adaptor as this forced the pins back into contact.

    I fixed it by dis-assembling the iBook and resoldering the pins.
     
  3. Nightwatch macrumors newbie

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    Jun 30, 2004
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    PowerBook clamshell

    How did you fix your problem with your Powerbook G3? Are you in Chiba now, I used to work in Tokyo.
     

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