Ibook g3 scary problem

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by waloshin, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    waloshin

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    I was turning the ibook g3 power adapter plug, because it wasnt charging, and it started making an eletrical zapping noise!

    Im glad this laptop is plastic!
     
  2. foothead macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I have had a problem like that before with my G4. Nothing was broken, just scared me a lot. Although, I was using a friend's iBook G4, and all of a sudden, it shocked the hell out of me through the trackpad. Apparently, you shouldn't touch the metal latch button with a finger on the trackpad because there is high voltage under it, and the metal can wear through the wires.
     
  3. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    I get that crackling noise with my iPod charger too (the wall charger) and even though it doesn't shock me, its creepy lol
     
  4. dvince2 macrumors 6502

    dvince2

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    I've had a sparc arc from my magsafe before... not sure if thats a good thing:eek:
     
  5. nickXedge macrumors 6502

    nickXedge

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    Perhaps you should put a new DC-in board in that machine, as a safety precaution. I would.
     

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