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E,ergency =97_substitute_power_adaptor_ for_Wallstreet_and_1400

Message #1 - Posted 2006/06/01 - Patrick Powell

Hi, I hope someone can advise me and soon. I have two Powerbooks, a Wallstreet and a 1400, and both were able to use each others power adaptor (as well as that belonging to a Clamshell, I'm told). The Wallstreet adaptor died on me last year, so I continued using the 1400 adaptor as and when. Last night that died on me, too. I have scoured the net for a replacement (eBay has none currently), but they are expensive and anyway will take ages to get her (they are in the US, I am in the UK). Does anyone know of any Windows laptop whose adaptor might do the trick ó same wattage and power output and same connection ó which I might get sooner rather than later? It's a long shot put sometimes these things are possible.
Thanks, PP

Message #2 - Posted 2006/06/01 - Simon Bailey

Patrick Powell wrote:

Hi, I hope someone can advise me and soon. I have two Powerbooks, a Wallstreet and a 1400, and both were able to use each others power adaptor (as well as that belonging to a Clamshell, I'm told). The Wallstreet adaptor died on me last year, so I continued using the 1400 adaptor as and when. Last night that died on me, too. I have scoured the net for a replacement (eBay has none currently), but they are expensive and anyway will take ages to get her (they are in the US, I am in the UK).

At a pinch you might also come across an unwanted Powerbook Duo adapter -- this will work fine but you'll only be able to either power the machine or charge the battery (not both at the same time).

BTW, try posting a wanted ad on
uk.adverts.computer.mac
or check this Powerbook parts dealer in Manchester, UK:
http://www.pbfanatic.co.uk/ HTH

Simon

Message #3 - Posted 2006/06/01 - Jon H. Thrift

Previously, Patrick Powell wrote:

Hi, I hope someone can advise me and soon. I have two Powerbooks, a Wallstreet and a 1400, and both were able to use each others power adaptor (as well as that belonging to a Clamshell, I'm told). The Wallstreet adaptor died on me last year, so I continued using the 1400 adaptor as and when. Last night that died on me, too. I have scoured the net for a replacement (eBay has none currently), but they are expensive and anyway will take ages to get her (they are in the US, I am in the UK). Does anyone know of any Windows laptop whose adaptor might do the trick ó same wattage and power output and same connection ó which I might get sooner rather than later? It's a long shot put sometimes these things are possible.
Thanks, PP

These people may know if there is a Windows adaptor that might work. http://www.laptopsforless.com/ Plus they sell several adaptors for Macs and their prices run from $39 to $49 US.

Jon

Message #4 - Posted 2006/06/02 - JohnB

Patrick Powell wrote:

Hi, I hope someone can advise me and soon. I have two Powerbooks, a Wallstreet and a 1400, and both were able to use each others power adaptor (as well as that belonging to a Clamshell, I'm told). The Wallstreet adaptor died on me last year, so I continued using the 1400 adaptor as and when. Last night that died on me, too. I have scoured the net for a replacement (eBay has none currently), but they are expensive and anyway will take ages to get her (they are in the US, I am in the UK). Does anyone know of any Windows laptop whose adaptor might do the trick ó same wattage and power output and same connection ó which I might get sooner rather than later? It's a long shot put sometimes these things are possible.
Thanks, PP

Try

http://www.pbfanatic.co.uk/pages/pbparts/mainsg3.htm

--
JohnB

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