Powerbook 190 info

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by ctango, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. ctango macrumors member

    ctango

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    I just got a Powerbook 190 dropped off to me. It doesn't have a battery charger and the battery is drained. Does anybody have a good source for information on where to get the best price for the PB190 parts? This thing was sitting in a closet for who knows how long so the battery is probably dead. The best charger i could find was around $40. Does it need the special adapter, or could I buy a generic power adapter? Does anybody know the polarity / wattage that it needs? Anybody know a good spot to get info on the PB 190 and parts?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    The PowerBook 190 (and 5300) often suffer from a severe power port failure which is often confused for a power adapter failure. Before spending money, you may want to ask the original owner if they remember what happened to the power adapter and if/why they threw it away.
     
  3. ctango thread starter macrumors member

    ctango

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    Thanks for the heads up. The person I got it from said that they saw it come up for a while on the battery, but the next time they tried it the battery was dead. So I'm hoping it will only be missing the power adapter. If it is a bad power port, would the 100 MHz upgrade fix that issue, since in it comes a new power supply board, or is it an issue with the port itself?

    chris
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    I wasn't aware of any 100mhz PowerPC upgrade for the 190, other than putting a 5300 motherboard in... which isn't really an upgrade its just turning it into a 5300.
     

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