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White iBook charge problem(UK)

Message #1 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Mick

Hi have a 2 usb G3 iBook.Problem is the charge circuit is duff.Works fine on a charged battery but battery doesnt charge in the iBook(light is green all the time).Tried another psu with same result.If I remove the battery it doesnt power with the psu alone.I suspect the dc-in board.Can anyone point me in the direction of a parts supplier(I have dismantled one previously)or someone who can repair it at a sensible price?
TIA
Mick

Message #2 - Posted 2005/06/23 - DDonSS3

Mine just did the same thing! Makes you wonder doesn't it? All I get on my display telling me thaere's a battery problem is the little icon of the bettery up in the menu bar with a big "X" in it. Did I leave it plugged in too much?

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN

Message #3 - Posted 2005/06/23 - Tom

Mick wrote:

Hi have a 2 usb G3 iBook.Problem is the charge circuit is duff.Works fine on a charged battery but battery doesnt charge in the iBook(light is green all the time).Tried another psu with same result.If I remove the battery it doesnt power with the psu alone.I suspect the dc-in board.Can anyone point me in the direction of a parts supplier(I have dismantled one previously)or someone who can repair it at a sensible price?
TIA
Mick

Try VIS applemacparts.com they have parts that aren't listed on the site. --

apax63 'at' dsl 'dot' pipex 'dot' com

Message #4 - Posted 2005/06/24 - DDonSS3

One symptom I forgot to mention. The green light at the computer end of the ac adapter cord was showing up green. Well, last night, as an experiment, I took out the battery, let the computer sit for about 30 seconds and then put the bettery back in. I then plugged the adpter cord in and voila! The light was now orange. Got up this monring and had 100% charge! Yippee!

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN

Message #5 - Posted 2005/06/24 - Mick

Nice result Don,your problem was obviously unlike mine.Mine has been stripped for 2 days(no power supply or battery).Just tried it with same result,indicator on dc jack still green(with or without battery installed).Powers up on battery,totally dead on psu : (. Mick
"Mick" <mick@gotout.plus.com> wrote in message news:42ba939c$0$2067$ed2e19e4@ptn-nntp-reader04.plus.net...

Hi have a 2 usb G3 iBook.Problem is the charge circuit is duff.Works fine on a charged battery but battery doesnt charge in the iBook(light is green all the time).Tried another psu with same result.If I remove the battery it doesnt power with the psu alone.I suspect the dc-in board.Can anyone point me in the direction of a parts supplier(I have dismantled one previously)or someone who can repair it at a sensible price? TIA
Mick

Message #6 - Posted 2005/06/24 - DDonSS3

Dang, Mick! Hope you get it figured out without having to spend a ton on replacement bits.

Don McIntyre
Clarksville, TN

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