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Icebook power adapter cord?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/09/03 - Peter D. Tillman

My 3+ yr-old iBook power-adapter cord is starting to wear at the rubber flex, where the cord goes into the lighted metal plug that plugs into the power-jack on the computer. Is this a common failure-point? This is the white, squarish adapter (with the Apple logo) that is also used (with color variations, ims) with some Powerbooks and other Apple products.

I'll probably give it a coat of liquid-rubber on the flex, just to be safe. IIRC, I had to junk an old PB adaptor for this reason, as it's a proprietary, non-replaceable plug.

TIA -- Pete Tillman

"We are between the wild thoat of certainty and the mad zitidar of fact" --Edgar Rice Burroughs,The Gods of Mars, 1918

Message #2 - Posted 2005/09/12 - Peter D. Tillman

Previously, Peter D. Tillman wrote:

My 3+ yr-old iBook power-adapter cord is starting to wear at the rubber flex, where the cord goes into the lighted metal plug that plugs into the power-jack on the computer. Is this a common failure-point? This is the white, squarish adapter (with the Apple logo) that is also used (with color variations, ims) with some Powerbooks and other Apple products.

I'll probably give it a coat of liquid-rubber on the flex, just to be safe. IIRC, I had to junk an old PB adaptor for this reason, as it's a proprietary, non-replaceable plug.

I gather this isn't a major problem here, but to adjust the karmic balance, I bonged said jack against a table-leg hard enough to crack the plastic TOD. A bit of super-glue patched things up fine.

Cheers -- Pete Tillman

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