Powerbook 520 question

weckart

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I have just acquired a 520 with no power adapter and the power socket looks odd - different from the barrel design of other Powerbooks. Is it meant to look like an reversed ADB port or is it just broken?
 

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weckart

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Yep. Finally found a picture of the charger jack after some judicious googling. Unlike what followed those chargers seem very thin on the ground.
 

bunnspecial

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Without seeing it in person, that plug looks a lot like the one used on the Cube. Of course, the Cube has the female plug and the power supply has the male plug-the opposite of this here. I'd also guess that it's not 28V like the Cube.
 

havokalien

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That is normal

That is a normal power plug, but this question would be better in the Apple collector forum as it is a 68040 processor mac, not a powerpc. You might get more eyes, especially if you are looking for one.
 

weckart

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That is a normal power plug, but this question would be better in the Apple collector forum as it is a 68040 processor mac, not a powerpc. You might get more eyes, especially if you are looking for one.
Maybe, but there is a big red sticker on the bezel saying "Ready for PowerPC" ;). Given that it only takes up to 36MB of RAM, I would not spend any money on the daughtercard upgrade.
 

havokalien

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a lot of 040's

68040's like the LC's, performs and the 5XX series had powerpc upgrades since it was the switch over era. A lot like the 68000 to 020, 020 to 030, and 030 to 030/040 switches. G3 to G4 that kind of thing.