iBook G4 broken power connector

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by digitalpencil, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. digitalpencil macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    #1
    Hi,

    My sister has just broken off the central pin to her iBook G4 which is now wedged inside the connector. Obviously the ac adapter is screwed and needs replacing but short of pulling out the offending pin from the inside of the connector, would I have to replace the power supply? How complicated is this? Cost? Any guides etc?
    I've had a look at ifixit and couldn't find anything appropriate.

    Thanks.
     
  2. digitalpencil thread starter macrumors 6502

    digitalpencil

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    Thanks didn't see that one, have bought a board off ebay, looks pretty straight forward.
     
  3. dcains macrumors regular

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    The tough part is getting the bottom case off. Be sure to use a plastic "spudger" tool to avoid chewing up the edges of the case too badly. Once that's done, the DC-in board is a piece of cake to replace.
     

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