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Iboko AC Adapter

Message #1 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Simon Wilson

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

Message #2 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Simon Liddle

Simon Wilson wrote:

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

I had something very similar about 2 weeks ago with the power adaptor on my G4 PowerBook. I noticed the light was out, realised how hot it was so unplugged it straight away, and worried for a few minutes.

Plugged it back in and it's been fine ever since.

I'm wondering if it's on it's way out. (It's coming up for it's 2nd birthday in the next month or so.)

Ta,
S.

Simon Liddle

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Message #3 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Thom White

Simon Liddle wrote:

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

I had something very similar about 2 weeks ago with the power adaptor on my G4 PowerBook. I noticed the light was out, realised how hot it was so unplugged it straight away, and worried for a few minutes.

Plugged it back in and it's been fine ever since.

I'm wondering if it's on it's way out. (It's coming up for it's 2nd birthday in the next month or so.)

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

Thom

Message #4 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Simon Liddle

Thom White wrote:

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

I do the same as it isn't the best fit on mine, so I have to make sure it doesn't turn red!

In this case, at some point during the morning in question, it must have just gone out. Panic set in for a minute (limited battery life and no power supply!), but after letting the adaptor cool down, it's been fine ever since.

Ta,
S.

Simon Liddle

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Message #5 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Jim

Previously, Thom White wrote:

Simon Liddle wrote:

Thom White wrote:

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

I do the same as it isn't the best fit on mine, so I have to make sure it doesn't turn red!

It can turn red? What does that mean?

"You have won a small cash prize"?

Jim

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Message #6 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Thom White

Simon Liddle wrote:

Thom White wrote:

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

I do the same as it isn't the best fit on mine, so I have to make sure it doesn't turn red!

It can turn red? What does that mean?

Thom

Message #7 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Jon B

Thom White wrote:

Simon Liddle wrote:

Thom White wrote:

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

I do the same as it isn't the best fit on mine, so I have to make sure it doesn't turn red!

It can turn red? What does that mean?

Red means it is shorting somewhere

Jon
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Message #8 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Jon B

Simon Wilson wrote:

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

Yeah got one on my desk that did the same last week, unfortunately it hasn't come back to life yet, however this one did get so hot it had started to expand the plastic case

Jon
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Message #9 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Simon Liddle

Jon B wrote:

Thom White wrote:

Simon Liddle wrote:

Thom White wrote:

I've found it best to /make sure/ the coloured light comes on when I insert the socket. Sometimes a little tap is needed to bring it to life.

This is on a fairly new 15" PB

I do the same as it isn't the best fit on mine, so I have to make sure it doesn't turn red!

It can turn red? What does that mean?

Red means it is shorting somewhere

Yep. The jack on mine got squashed, so the ring isn't perfectly round - so when I plug it in, I sometimes need to rotate it a bit to get it to fit snugly. If it is loose, it tends to go red. Only problem I've had with this was that I used it once without realising and after a few minutes the PowerBook froze up. That happens so rarely on this one that it seemed to much of a coincidence.

Ta,
S.

Simon Liddle

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Message #10 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Simon Liddle

Jon B wrote:

Simon Wilson wrote:

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

Yeah got one on my desk that did the same last week, unfortunately it hasn't come back to life yet, however this one did get so hot it had started to expand the plastic case

Yikes!

To be honest, I wouldn't even think about plugging it into the mains again if it had gotten so hot it warped the case! ;)

Ta,
S.

Simon Liddle

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Message #11 - Posted 2004/05/12 - Jon B

Simon Liddle wrote:

Jon B wrote:

Simon Wilson wrote:

I was charging my G4 iBoko the other day and I noticed that the light around the power socket was out (neither orange or green), I picked up the AC adapter and it was extremely hot, too hot to hold in fact. The problem hasn't manifested its self since. Has anyone here had problems of this nature with iBoko AC adapters?

Yeah got one on my desk that did the same last week, unfortunately it hasn't come back to life yet, however this one did get so hot it had started to expand the plastic case

Yikes!

To be honest, I wouldn't even think about plugging it into the mains again if it had gotten so hot it warped the case! ;)

Mmm bit late, just tried it to see if it felt and better after last week, it didn't.

I keep eyeing it up with the screwdriver and hammer, although to be honest I gave up half way through dismantling the old one, but this adapter has at least helped me out partly,

Jon
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