New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

PowerBook - Powerbook Power Cord TROUBLE

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Member Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posts: 1
ApplAdMan is on a distinguished road

ApplAdMan is offline
First post, greetings.
After a couple of years of use I'm having some trouble with my G4 Powerbook charger/power adapter.
The original had been showing signs of wear at the plug which connects to the laptop... and it had become very hard to disconnect it from the hole in the computer... anyway, the wire finally started coming apart so after going to my local Apple store and hearing about a three week back order, I ordered what was advertised as an "original" part from Brilliant Store on Amazon.

In fact they were only like 55.00 so I ordered two, one for back up. I get the thing and within a week they have both cracked. The white plug at the end has cracked and the plug is coming apart. I assume they are from a defective lot. It should be noted, my original never cracked; the wire came apart but the plug never cracked.

Here's my question; why is the plug so hard to get out of the computer? It does not appear to be bent or damaged. Has anyone ever experienced this? Can I lubricate it somehow?

Here's the link to the Amazon store:;s=electronics
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Jan 24, 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
orangebionic is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: PowerBook G4 (alluminum)

orangebionic is offline
i've had the same issue with my PB and bought a new adaptor only to find out that it is very difficult to remove. i think the issue with mine is that i am still using a 256 card. yes, i know this is sad but true. the adaptor that connects to the pb is extremely hot that i cannot even keep my finger on it if firefox is open and am wondering if this is due to the heat expanding either the plug or the interior workings. i actually have to adjust the male plug in circular motions for the charge light to light up at times. i think i'm going to upgrade to a stick of 512 both to prevent this issue as well as further issues that may result from over working my powerbook.
QUOTE Thanks

EYPUFF's Avatar
Member Since: Oct 06, 2003
Location: Fullerton/Pomona
Posts: 220
EYPUFF is an unknown at this point
Mac Specs: Aluminum PowerBook G4. 15.2" SUPAH-drive

EYPUFF is offline
powerbooks normally run, regardless of whether or not you have more ram.
I have 2gbs of ram now, but i still run hot.

my power cord doesn't work at times either, i gotta keep rotating it.
it's probably from someone yanking it out, damaging either the cord or
connector w/in the computer.

PowerBook G4. iLove it.
QUOTE Thanks

Member Since: Feb 18, 2007
Posts: 2
missingmusician is on a distinguished road

missingmusician is offline
My cord is fine, but it often doesn't like to stay connected. Either the cord, or the input in the computer is bent, it acts like.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« UK Syle keyboard protector | AirPort Express w/MBP Issues »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
power cord color catchawave Apple Notebooks 1 08-14-2005 02:41 PM
Help: PowerBook Won't Wake! jessica Apple Notebooks 4 08-04-2005 09:38 PM
Power block for the Powerbook, why plastic? (and ways to improve the product) Redbrick Apple Notebooks 4 07-10-2005 03:32 AM
17" PowerBook on its way... schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 0 03-16-2003 10:14 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:30 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?