Lousy Powerbook power adaptor

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by hkriffraff, Apr 27, 2006.

  1. hkriffraff macrumors regular

    Oct 6, 2003
    I'm on my second power adaptor for my G4 Powerbook and the wire around the plug has gotten quite chaffed. I have to constantly fiddle with the plug to get it to charge. I found a solution by bending the wire and taping it down to the base of the plug with electrical tape...but now the plug seems to really heat up.

    I can't bring myself to spend another $80 on a lousy power adaptor. Does anyone have another solution?
  2. eva01 macrumors 601


    Feb 22, 2005
    Gah! Plymouth
    I have gone through 3 power adapters on my older powerbook if that is any consolation. You will need to get your 3rd as well
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    Rule: If an electrical cord is heating up STOP USING IT !!

    MacAlly has a replacement

    If you are habitually wearing out the cord at a certain point, it is more than likely due to the way your 'book sits on your desk -- that the cord is always bent in a certain position. One preventative is to add some tape or shrinkwrap as a strain-relief before the damage occurs.
  4. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    You can't just ignore the fact that the cord is there. Don't have it be set down bent and twisted every which way.

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