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#6156 - 11/28/09 04:14 PM Dead charger?
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I think my PowerBook's charger is dead. what should I do?


Edited by cyn (11/29/09 04:55 AM)
Edit Reason: Previously banned user, thread closed.

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#6159 - 11/28/09 04:37 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
I assume "charger" means "power adapter," in which case your first step might be to try to find another Mac that uses the same one and see if yours works with it. (Don't guess about a machine's specs; be certain before you plug it in!!!)

If you can't find such a Mac try a "Genius" or other Apple tech who, I'll guess, has ways to test an adapter to see if it's outputting the correct power.

Good luck.
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#6161 - 11/28/09 04:42 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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yep, I found one that works. at least I think...

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#6162 - 11/28/09 04:43 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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Wait, I forgot what kind of PowerBook it is!

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#6164 - 11/28/09 04:51 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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/Applications/Utilities/System Profiler will give you a clue.
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#6165 - 11/28/09 05:04 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Artie is right, of course, but here's a shortcut to opening System Profiler:

1. Click the Apple menu (upper left of the screen).
2. From the drop-down menu, click About This Mac.
3. In the About This Mac window, click More Info. That opens System Profiler. SP will give you every bit of information that you ever (or never) wanted to know about your Mac.
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#6166 - 11/28/09 05:04 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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Machine Model: PowerBook G4
CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1)
Number Of CPUs: 1
CPU Speed: 550 MHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB
Memory: 256 MB
Bus Speed: 100 MHz
Boot ROM Version: 4.2.9f1

This?

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#6167 - 11/28/09 05:08 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: jchuzi]
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Actually, Jon, (in Finder) command-shift-U>System Profiler is the real shortcut.


Edited by artie505 (11/28/09 05:30 PM)
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#6168 - 11/28/09 05:23 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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That's it! (This may be your excuse to upgrade your obsolete Mac. frown )

According to Mactracker these are your power adapter's specs:

"Power Adapter: 45 W Apple Power Adapter (M8576**/A)"

Hope this helps.
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#6169 - 11/28/09 05:30 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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Originally Posted By: artie505
That's it! (This may be your excuse to upgrade your obsolete Mac. frown )

According to Mactracker these are your power adapter's specs:

"Power Adapter: 45 W Apple Power Adapter (M8576**/A)"

Hope this helps.


Can't. Financial issues. The PowerBook G4 that was made in 2006's AC adapter worked, but I don't have it. I was at someone's house.

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#6170 - 11/28/09 05:42 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
artie505 Online


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A quick eBay search turns up replacement power adapters that go for $10 - $20, but I'll advise you to be really careful to get an exact replacement...ask the vendor specific questions to satisfy yourself and check hir feedback as well.

Good luck.
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#6171 - 11/28/09 05:44 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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Registered: 08/04/09
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may as well buy the 65w adapter. that's all we carry. we also carry the larger magsafe adapter too, (85w) no sense in carrying the smaller ones, the bigger ones work the same and cost the same. (and no, they won't 'overpower' it, current is supplied on demand)
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#6173 - 11/28/09 05:50 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: Virtual1]
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Thanks for contributing that; I was wondering about alternatives.
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#6174 - 11/28/09 05:51 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: Virtual1]
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Originally Posted By: Virtual1
may as well buy the 65w adapter. that's all we carry. we also carry the larger magsafe adapter too, (85w) no sense in carrying the smaller ones, the bigger ones work the same and cost the same. (and no, they won't 'overpower' it, current is supplied on demand)
It's a socket I think

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#6176 - 11/28/09 05:55 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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> It's a socket I think

If you mean as opposed to a "MagSafe" you're correct. (MagSafe adapters didn't happen until 2006.)
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#6179 - 11/28/09 06:11 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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I wonder if those pad things will work?

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#6180 - 11/28/09 06:16 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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I haven't got either a clue or the inclination to be the person to experiment.

(I don't see any computers pictured here.)
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#6181 - 11/28/09 06:18 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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I don't have one.

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#6184 - 11/28/09 06:25 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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If finances are an issue, why not just go for a cheap 3rd world replacement adapter?

I can't speak for them, but the battery I bought was as advertised (except the color was slightly off), although its longevity is yet to be determined.
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#6185 - 11/28/09 06:35 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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My Mac's on, but I have no way to charge it now, so i'll have to see

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#6186 - 11/28/09 06:41 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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Originally Posted By: italiafanatico
My Mac's on, but I have no way to charge it now, so i'll have to see

Well, don't waste what little charge you've got on banter! You may need it for something important.
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#6187 - 11/28/09 06:42 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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Not really since it doesn't recognize my router's security.

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#6188 - 11/28/09 06:47 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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Originally Posted By: italiafanatico
Not really since it doesn't recognize my router's security.

Huh?
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#6189 - 11/28/09 06:50 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: artie505]
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Internet.

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#6191 - 11/28/09 07:57 PM Re: Dead charger? [Re: italiafanatico]
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My wireless router for the internet. The security is WPA2.

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