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    Powerbook G4 Charger
    Hello,

    I recently bought a powerbook G4 from a friend, for a good price.

    The problem is, the charger pin is snapped inside the computer, and it is stuck in the charging port and I cannot remove it.

    an image if you can make it out: http://leet.ie/IMG_1602.JPG

    It's lodged in there quite tightly, and is hard to get out with any household objects.

    How should I take it out? I've been thinking maybe using a magnet but I think it might interfere with the hardware / won't be strong enough

    or maybe using a toothpick with some glue and let it set then remove it?

    any ideas on how I can un-lodge the pin?

    cheers,

    Kevin.

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    toothpick and superglue isnt a terrible idea, just be careful.

    have you tried sticking a needle in to the center of it and try backing it out?

    I dont think a magnet would hurt anything but I also dont think it would work.

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    That must be a problem with those chargers cuz the tip of mine broke as well, but luckily it didn't break off in the machine.

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    I got it out, and here's a soloution:

    I screwed a small screw into the tip of the pin (only a little bit in), and pulled it out gently.

    viola it's out and no damage

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    great idea, even better that it worked too! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyFIVE View Post
    great idea, even better that it worked too! lol
    Yeah , This issue is fairly common, I hope people with the same problem see this thread for the solution

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