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Pismo power adapter

Message #1 - Posted 2006/08/14 - TonyG

My Pismo battery died earlier this year but I didn't replace it as I was content just to use mains power. Despite working fine the Pismo now won't start up using the power adapter. Pressing the reset button has no effect. Visually I can see nothing wrong with the power adapter, plugs, or leads, and the adapter gets warm when connected to mains power. I've no immediate access to another Pismo or adapter. Do these adapters just have a finite life or should I suspect a fault with the Pismo itself? TIA Tony

Message #2 - Posted 2006/08/14 - John Johnson

Previously, TonyG wrote:

My Pismo battery died earlier this year but I didn't replace it as I was content just to use mains power. Despite working fine the Pismo now won't start up using the power adapter. Pressing the reset button has no effect. Visually I can see nothing wrong with the power adapter, plugs, or leads, and the adapter gets warm when connected to mains power. I've no immediate access to another Pismo or adapter. Do these adapters just have a finite life or should I suspect a fault with the Pismo itself? TIA Tony

Check your PRAM battery. New ones are, IIRC, around $50 US.

Later,
John

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Message #3 - Posted 2006/08/19 - Rob McCleave

Previously, John Johnson wrote:

Previously, TonyG wrote:

My Pismo battery died earlier this year but I didn't replace it as I was content just to use mains power. Despite working fine the Pismo now won't start up using the power adapter. Pressing the reset button has no effect. Visually I can see nothing wrong with the power adapter, plugs, or leads, and the adapter gets warm when connected to mains power. I've no immediate access to another Pismo or adapter. Do these adapters just have a finite life or should I suspect a fault with the Pismo itself? TIA Tony

Check your PRAM battery. New ones are, IIRC, around $50 US.

I had the same problem with my Pismo. I unplugged the PRAM battery and it starts up fine. Of course, if you unplug it your clock resets to 1969, but I use a network time server.

It's easy to find the battery under the keyboard, and you can get instructions on the web for accessing it.

Message #4 - Posted 2006/12/20 - Lorraine

My Pismo battery died earlier this year but I didn't replace it as I was content just to use mains power. Despite working fine the Pismo now won't start up using the power adapter. Pressing the reset button has no effect. Visually I can see nothing wrong with the power adapter, plugs, or leads, and the adapter gets warm when connected to mains power. I've no immediate access to another Pismo or adapter. Do these adapters just have a finite life or should I suspect a fault with the Pismo itself? TIA Tony

On a Pismo I had, twice I had to get the area where the plug inserts into the back fixed. That port is attached to the board by the tiniest bit of soldering and it pulls up. While it was under warranty Apple sent the repair place new boards, but if it was off warranty, the tech said he would weld it.

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