ac power port problem!!!!

reneauds

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Aug 22, 2005
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help, 1st a recap. i had my powerbook g4 17" charging when i tripped on the cord and yanked it. the tip was broken off so i bought a new "refurb" ac adapter. it won't go in. inside the ac port is a metal part, i don't know if its from the ac adapter or part of the inside of the port that got loose, it won't come out and i can't charge. anybody know somebody or someplace that i can take the laptop to get it fixed? i live in diamond bar, by pomona but work in monterey park. california by the way. help!!!!!
 

reneauds

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Aug 22, 2005
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i guess i'll have to. i just figured it would be extra expensive there.
 
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pammyspyce

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Jul 29, 2005
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Bay Area, Calif
Silly Putty... stick it in and hope it pulls the tip out. :D Just kidding, I would NOT try that. I'm betting one of the geniuses at the Apple store will be able to get it out on the spot and probably for free.
 
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reneauds

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Aug 22, 2005
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i tried, but its a flat piece of metal, and i didn't want to force it too much. not sure if is piece of plug of inside of port. should i force it and yank it?
 
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ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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LOL. The tip broke off the power adapter, you find a little piece of metal in the spot where the power adapter goes, and you're questioning if it's the tip from the adapter? It most very well is, and I've heard of this problem before. I think they can help you or give you a tip at the Apple Store. If not, try a toothpick with super glue on the end. Stick it in and let it bond to the tip, then try to pull it out.
 
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reneauds

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Aug 22, 2005
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thanks for the sarcasm. the part i see in the whole is flat. doesn't look at all like the tip which would be circular if its hollow. thanks. :confused:
 
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