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Replacement plug for iBook power cord?

Message #1 - Posted 2005/01/09 - ryan

Our power cords keep breaking down near the plug so that they only work when you wiggle them just right or they just stop working altogether. I'm sick of paying Apple $70 for a new one. Does anyone know if you can get a replacement plug from an electronics parts place or something so I could cut off the end and install a new one on the original wires? Thanks,
Ryan

Message #2 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Neill Massello

<ryan wrote:

Our power cords keep breaking down near the plug so that they only work when you wiggle them just right or they just stop working altogether. I'm sick of paying Apple $70 for a new one. Does anyone know if you can get a replacement plug from an electronics parts place or something so I could cut off the end and install a new one on the original wires?

Just get a non-Apple adapter. OWC has a pretty good selection: <http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/powerbook/power-adapters/>.

Message #3 - Posted 2005/01/10 - John Johnson

Previously, ryan@ryanquick.com wrote:

Our power cords keep breaking down near the plug so that they only work when you wiggle them just right or they just stop working altogether. I'm sick of paying Apple $70 for a new one. Does anyone know if you can get a replacement plug from an electronics parts place or something so I could cut off the end and install a new one on the original wires? Thanks,
Ryan

You will not find this particular connector for sale on its own. It is _not_ available. That doesn't mean that you can't do anything, though.

3rd parties make such things (as has been pointed out), or you can rebuild them yourself if you're handy. Search the group's archives and you'll find a number of threads similar to this one. Some people rebuild their connectors, some people hack a stereo mini-plug to do the job (with or without the outer support; again, see the archives for more info). HTH

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Message #4 - Posted 2005/01/10 - Mathew M.

Previously, ryan@ryanquick.com wrote:

Our power cords keep breaking down near the plug so that they only work when you wiggle them just right or they just stop working altogether. I'm sick of paying Apple $70 for a new one. Does anyone know if you can get a replacement plug from an electronics parts place or something so I could cut off the end and install a new one on the original wires? Thanks,
Ryan

Nope. It's a special one.

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