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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sat 19-Jul-14 19:08:19
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G4 iBook - Mains Adaptor aka Battery Charger


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Our 2004 era G4 iBook continues to work well, but the Mains Adaptor aka Battery Charger seems on the way out.
It gets HOT with intermittent power output.

Is there any reliable supplier of a good replacement for Part A1036 45 Watt, connection suited to 8 mm socket on G4 iBook A1055, M9388B/A , Serial No. UV407AKNQE4 ?

There seem to be several suppliers of dodgy items, judging by web comments.
Uk supplier preferred.
Standard User Basenji
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 19-Jul-14 23:37:12
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In reply to a post by DIOGENES:
Our 2004 era G4 iBook continues to work well, but the Mains Adaptor aka Battery Charger seems on the way out.
It gets HOT with intermittent power output.

Is there any reliable supplier of a good replacement for Part A1036 45 Watt, connection suited to 8 mm socket on G4 iBook A1055, M9388B/A , Serial No. UV407AKNQE4 ?

There seem to be several suppliers of dodgy items, judging by web comments.
Uk supplier preferred.

Hi there,

Have you tried ScrumpyMacs? I know they sometimes usually have some older kit and may be able to help you out, or if not, then point you in the right direction.

HTH. smile

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Edited by Basenji (Sat 19-Jul-14 23:38:34)

Standard User DRW
(committed) Sun 20-Jul-14 11:14:17
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Re: G4 iBook - Mains Adaptor aka Battery Charger


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Also check out The Bookyard they specialise in old Macs and spares
The Bookyard

Good luck


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Standard User Basenji
(fountain of knowledge) Mon 21-Jul-14 11:19:53
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If you have no joy with the two suggested shops, then there's an amazon seller doing a PSU for £35.90 + £6.70 delivery. Here's the link. smile

HTH.

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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Tue 22-Jul-14 09:23:40
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Thanks for the suggestions.
The first two suppliers appear to not have suitable stock, though I will continue to be in contact with them.

The last one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Apple-Laptop-Adapter-Supply-...
has a power rating of 60W, which exceeds the 45W of the original.
I am unsure if that could cause damage, as the max current is 2.7A compared with 1.875A on the original.
Maybe I am being too cautious?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 22-Jul-14 13:36:28
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The power supply will only supply what is demanded of it, so a higher rating is better and if built right should actually last longer since it will have been designed (hopefully) to cope with the higher demand.

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Standard User DIOGENES
(committed) Sat 16-Aug-14 20:18:59
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Thanks for the suggestions.

Finally chose a simple 65W charger which has worked OK for 2 weeks so far.

http://www.thebookyard.com/product.php?cPath=30_32_1...
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