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ibook power supply

Message #1 - Posted 2005/03/18 - David Kennedy

The power supply on my daughters 700 mhz ibook seems to have expired in some way. It's not the fuse or the mains lead. I can't see any cable damage and she reports that yesterday "it was getting very hot so I moved it over by the window to cool off...."

Anyway, has anyone successfully opened one of these beasties without totally mutilating the casing ?

I did find <http://www.sterpin.net/uk/powersupplyibookdualuk.htm> but it's not very encouraging.

I suppose I'd better start checking on ebay....

Message #2 - Posted 2005/03/18 - Jon B

David Kennedy wrote:

The power supply on my daughters 700 mhz ibook seems to have expired in some way. It's not the fuse or the mains lead. I can't see any cable damage and she reports that yesterday "it was getting very hot so I moved it over by the window to cool off...."

Anyway, has anyone successfully opened one of these beasties without totally mutilating the casing ?

I did find <http://www.sterpin.net/uk/powersupplyibookdualuk.htm> but it's not very encouraging.

I suppose I'd better start checking on ebay....

No you pretty much need to hammer and chisel em apart, I've done one in the past too, end results pretty much the same.

New power supplies are sub £50 now, and don't seem to be that reliable [1] so do take caution off eBay.

[1] Well some have lasted years, some of them seem to be going through them every 6months :/

Jon B
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Message #3 - Posted 2005/03/18 - Peter Lee

David Kennedy wrote:

The power supply on my daughters 700 mhz ibook seems to have expired in some way. It's not the fuse or the mains lead. I can't see any cable damage and she reports that yesterday "it was getting very hot so I moved it over by the window to cool off...."

Anyway, has anyone successfully opened one of these beasties without totally mutilating the casing ?

I did find <http://www.sterpin.net/uk/powersupplyibookdualuk.htm> but it's not very encouraging.

I suppose I'd better start checking on ebay....

If you do write it off, could I have the plug off your old one? (The bit that goes into the iBook)?

As you may have seen in an earlier post, I have a functioning 'brick' but a broken plug.

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Message #4 - Posted 2005/03/18 - David Kennedy

Peter Lee wrote:

If you do write it off, could I have the plug off your old one? (The bit that goes into the iBook)?

Yep. But, before I get to that stage I will have a crack at opening it to see if there is any possibility of a repair. Looking at the cable it seems kinked at the brick end.

As you may have seen in an earlier post, I have a functioning 'brick' but a broken plug.

Message #5 - Posted 2005/03/18 - SteveH

David Kennedy wrote:

The power supply on my daughters 700 mhz ibook seems to have expired in some way. It's not the fuse or the mains lead. I can't see any cable damage and she reports that yesterday "it was getting very hot so I moved it over by the window to cool off...."

Anyway, has anyone successfully opened one of these beasties without totally mutilating the casing ?

I did find <http://www.sterpin.net/uk/powersupplyibookdualuk.htm> but it's not very encouraging.

I suppose I'd better start checking on ebay....

It's been an iBook / Powerbook problem since the introduction of the Tonkabooks, we've been through about 4 between us in 3 years now.

Not sure if the 'new' iBooks can use them, but the original G3 Powerbook bricks have proven to be the most resilient / reliable.

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Message #6 - Posted 2005/03/18 - Peter Lee

SteveH wrote:

Not sure if the 'new' iBooks can use them, but the original G3 Powerbook bricks have proven to be the most resilient / reliable.

Yes they can. They may not be rated (65W) for the 15" PBooks, but I use one regularly, without trouble (the yo-yo version)

Peter

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Message #7 - Posted 2005/03/18 - Tony Hodge

David Kennedy wrote:

The power supply on my daughters 700 mhz ibook seems to have expired in some way. It's not the fuse or the mains lead. I can't see any cable damage and she reports that yesterday "it was getting very hot so I moved it over by the window to cool off...."

Anyway, has anyone successfully opened one of these beasties without totally mutilating the casing ?

I did find <http://www.sterpin.net/uk/powersupplyibookdualuk.htm> but it's not very encouraging.

I suppose I'd better start checking on ebay....

That's daughters for you, mine (daughter) did something similar, nasty crackling noise, sparks out of the low voltage cable egress. Probably wound too tight when 'stowing' the cable on those hook things (have stopped doing this on my pbook).

Was advised by Mac guru at work that they are impossible to open and seen as a consumable by AppleCare. Hurumph - bought her a new one and kept the other for 'spares'

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