PowerBook: sparking power supply. Free replacement?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by spblat, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. spblat macrumors 6502a


    Jun 18, 2010
    My mother in law's PowerBook (G4? pre-magsafe, at least 5 years old, aluminum or titanium) has a power supply that has to be positioned "just right" in order to supply power. The loose connection seems to be in the vicinity of the 110V plug, not on the low voltage side which sometimes wears out on these. When the power supply is disturbed you can hear a spark and the connector's amber light goes out.

    Is Apple likely to offer a free replacement for such an old product on the basis that it is a potential hazard? There are no signs of wear or abuse.
  2. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I think you can get a replacement for very low cost. Search around.

    You'll have it in your hands before you get an answer from Apple!
  3. jchase2057 macrumors regular

    Dec 6, 2010
    They have non apple brand chargers on amazon for 9 bucks shipped. Apple will not give you a charger on a machine that old.

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