Smoke coming from iBook G3 power receptacle

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JonoX, May 26, 2007.

  1. JonoX macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2007
    My brother just called me saying that his Dual USB iBook has smoke coming from the power receptacle along with green liquid on the plug. I told him to shut it down :eek:

    Has anyone seen or heard of this before? He's bringing it over now, but I'm not so sure I want to turn it back on. Maybe just long enough to put it into target disk mode and backup some photos.
  2. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Wow! Do not turn it on. What exactly smokes? Is it the transformer, the power connector, or what? Also, what kind of iBook is it? G3? G4? Dual USB? etc.
  3. JonoX thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2007
    It's a Dual USB iBook. All I know right now is that the smoke comes from the power receptacle.

    What the hell would that green liquid be?
  4. hawaiian macrumors member


    Woah...a capacitor might have popped!! That's a serious problem. Make sure you take proper care!
  5. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    First: Have they unplugged the adaptor from the wall?
    Do that.
  6. NickElls macrumors 6502


    May 19, 2005
    It's obvious that the green liquid is radioactive waste. Give your power supply enough time and it will be able to fly.
  7. ajhaji macrumors regular

    Aug 7, 2006
    Unplug everything (and remove the laptop battery) and call Apple right away.

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