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Dying PowerBook G4 chargers

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Good afternoon all!

This week hasn't been a good week for G4 chargers and now I am getting worried! I had 5 G4 chargers belonging to each PBG4, 2 just went this week and what is the common component inside it that usually goes?

 

Secondly - Can I use magsafe and convert to PowerBook G4 plug in Magsafe charger?

Cheers

AP 

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Well they come in two parts, (brick and plug), you could check the separate bits with each other to see if you can salvage a full one out of the two dead supplies. I've had a plug fail and continued using the brick with another one.

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I imagine the common failure component is the same as with most other power adapters: fatigue of the power cord, usually either where it exits the power brick or at the plug to the computer. Usually this is in evidence by bulging or shredding of the insulation at the failure point, but if all of your cords are good, I don't have any ideas about anything in common regarding internal failure. If they're 3rd party then they're probably just junk. I've had one of those die recently. They're pretty cheap so I just get another one.

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