ibook G4 power socket replacement?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by mrklaw, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. mrklaw macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008

    My sister has an ibook G4 and both the power supply plug thing *and* the socket on the ibook are damaged. She can't charge it and now its battery is flat.

    I guess its not too difficult to find a new charger (although I'd welcome suggestions for suppliers) but what about repairing/replacing the socket on the laptop?

    Is it practical to do for a reasonable cost? Anywhere in the UK that'd be able to do it?
  2. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    The part on the iBook is the DC-in board and is a relatively small piece. You can try googling it or looking on eBay.

    It looks like this:

  3. mrklaw thread starter macrumors 68020

    Jan 29, 2008
    thanks. Easy enough to self-replace? Or is it a repair centre/store job?

    also, does it matter what size it is? (not sure if its 12 or 14")
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    12 vs 14" matters:

    12": http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iBook-G4-12-Inch-DC-In-Board/IF183-030

    14": http://www.ifixit.com/iBook-Parts/iBook-G4-14-Inch-DC-In-Board/IF184-003

    On top of that, the 12" model seems particular as to what serial range it's from "Please use our ID your Mac page to ensure this is the correct DC-in board for your computer. This DC-in board is only compatible with iBook G4 12" laptops that are model A1054 or A1133 (printed on the bottom of the laptop)."

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