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PowerBook power adapter plug failed

Message #1 - Posted 2006/11/19 - vze35xda@verizon.net

I have a 12" G4 PowerBook, recently the US style folding mains plug on the power adapter failed. It makes intermittent contact and arcs internally. I have the cord style mains plug that I can use the adapter for now but I would like to replace this folding plug. I looked over the Apple store and found they have US $39 kit with different foreign plugs include a US style replacement. I really don't need these other plugs and was hoping get just the one plug.

Is this available from the Apple store or other suppliers ? Thanks for the help.

--jim

Message #2 - Posted 2006/12/03 - David Lesher

"vze35xda@verizon.net" <vze35xda@verizon.net> writes:

I have a 12" G4 PowerBook, recently the US style folding mains plug on the power adapter failed. It makes intermittent contact and arcs internally. I have the cord style mains plug that I can use the adapter for now but I would like to replace this folding plug. I looked over the Apple store and found they have US $39 kit with different foreign plugs include a US style replacement. I really don't need these other plugs and was hoping get just the one plug.

I think they are a fire hazard when they are arcing internally. I suggest you call Apple and pitchabitch. I have had 3-4 of these fail as you describe. In my case, they have been less than a year old and they just sent another free...

A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

Message #3 - Posted 2006/12/03 - vze35xda@verizon.net

David Lesher wrote:

"vze35xda@verizon.net" <vze35xda@verizon.net> writes:

I have a 12" G4 PowerBook, recently the US style folding mains plug on the power adapter failed. It makes intermittent contact and arcs internally. I have the cord style mains plug that I can use the adapter for now but I would like to replace this folding plug. I looked over the Apple store and found they have US $39 kit with different foreign plugs include a US style replacement. I really don't need these other plugs and was hoping get just the one plug.

I think they are a fire hazard when they are arcing internally. I suggest you call Apple and pitchabitch. I have had 3-4 of these fail as you describe. In my case, they have been less than a year old and they just sent another free...

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A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433 is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433

Thank for your note, this got me off my duff to do something. I called Apple and was informed that AppleCare doesn't cover this so it cost but wasn't too expensive.

--jim

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