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Powerbook power supply problems

Message #1 - Posted 2007/12/10 - Wayne Stuart

I have big bother with my Powerbook.

It doesn't like to talk to its power supply. It will only do so if I twist the plug to a certain position, and often not even then.

It got so bad, I bought a new power supply, but that too was sporadic, and has now degraded to complete disfunction. I'm now back to the old power supply, and the pantomime I had getting that to work today, clearly its an issue with the Powerbook itself that needs sorting.

Question 1; Anyone know what the power inlet of a Powerbook is like inside? Is it part of the motherboard?

Question 2; Anyone with any experience of how much Apple service centres charge for fixing old-ish laptops? Cos if it'd cost more to fix than it's worth, I might as well drop it in the bin.

Any advise appreciated.

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Message #2 - Posted 2007/12/10 - mackrick

Previously me4@privacy.net(Wayne Stuart) wrote:

I have big bother with my Powerbook.

It doesn't like to talk to its power supply. It will only do so if Itwist the plug to a certain position, and often not even then.

It got so bad, I bought a new power supply, but that too was sporadic, and has now degraded to complete disfunction. I'm now back to the old power supply, and the pantomime I had getting that to work today,clearly its an issue with the Powerbook itself that needs sorting.

Question 1; Anyone know what the power inlet of a Powerbook is likeinside? Is it part of the motherboard?

Question 2; Anyone with any experience of how much Apple service centres charge for fixing old-ish laptops? Cos if it'd cost more to fix thanit's worth, I might as well drop it in the bin.

Any advise appreciated.

Take a look here <http://www.ifixit.com/> to see how to take it appart.Loads of photos and step by step instructions.

mackrick

Message #3 - Posted 2007/12/10 - Wayne Stuart

mackrick wrote:

Previously me4@privacy.net(Wayne Stuart) wrote:

I have big bother with my Powerbook.

It doesn't like to talk to its power supply. It will only do so if Itwist the plug to a certain position, and often not even then.

It got so bad, I bought a new power supply, but that too was sporadic, and has now degraded to complete disfunction. I'm now back to the old power supply, and the pantomime I had getting that to work today,clearly its an issue with the Powerbook itself that needs sorting.

Question 1; Anyone know what the power inlet of a Powerbook is likeinside? Is it part of the motherboard?

Question 2; Anyone with any experience of how much Apple service centres charge for fixing old-ish laptops? Cos if it'd cost more to fix thanit's worth, I might as well drop it in the bin.

Any advise appreciated.

Take a look here <http://www.ifixit.com/> to see how to take it appart.Loads of photos and step by step instructions.

That's useful. Thanks.

I see from that, the power connector *isn't* part of the main logic board. That's good I suppose. But still, *if* the left side mini-board did need to be replaced, I wonder how much an Apple service centre (probably either KRCS or Jigsaw) would charge to fit one?

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