Powerbook 520 question

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by weckart, Feb 16, 2015.

  1. weckart macrumors 68040

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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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  2. catzilla macrumors 6502

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    That's the normal power input for the 5xx and 5xxx pb's.
    Edit: not for the 5xxx.
     
  3. weckart thread starter macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  4. catzilla macrumors 6502

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    I don't know why Apple used so many chargers. The original PB chargers were great and easy to hack.
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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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.
     
  6. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
  7. weckart thread starter macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  8. havokalien macrumors 6502a

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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.
     

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