Laptops :: G4 Ibook Charger Stopped Working

Feb 2, 2010

I have a 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 (1.2) version 10.4.11 ibook that was purchased in May or June of 2005. Lately, out of the blue, the power chord has stopped working.
The light that indicates the computer is charging goes on for a second and then promptly turns off and stays off; the laptop is then running on battery power; it is almost dead.
When it tries to connect (before turning off) it makes a sound like a lightbulb that is flickering and trying not to die.

This could be an outlet problem, I suppose (I will have my dorm check on that), but think it might have gotten fried when I was home for christmas because our house has ancient outlets and I usually have to use the two prong adapter there.

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I also followed the steps to reset the SMC. That didn't work either. Something else that's important to note is that there is an area on my computer between the MagSafe power port and the Gigabit Ethernet port that is damaged. The plastic covering between these two ports had broken off about a week ago, and there is a prominent gap between them. But, my charger was still working just fine before today. Could this damage still have something to do with why my charger stopped working?

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I know how to do Target Disk Mode but the latter I'm not sure about.

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I was listening to music on my macbook with headphones one night and once I unplugged them my sound stopped working. There is no red light coming out of the headphone jack and when I go to the sound settings it says there are no output controls. I don't know what to do because everyone says theirs has a red light but mine doesn't.

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Sep 4, 2009

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If I go to the Sys Pref > Sound > Output Pane, it will say "The selected device has no output controls" in the Settings for Selected Device section.

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Jul 9, 2009

I got a 12" 1.2ghz ibook g4, macally charger just went south.I got about 2 hours of charge left before all hope is lost!I am currently on an AF base, I might be leaving on july 21st. I have a PO box(i think that makes a difference) so i need to make a quick decision.

Ibook G4 is aging, needs a ram and HD upgrade and a new DC in board (again) I want to get a macbook pro when 10.6 comes out and give this one to my sister. So now that i have a reason to buy off line, i could knock 2 birds out with 1 stone and buy the upgrades and charger at the same time. However, the cost of buying the upgrades and what not is about the same as buying a new PC netbook. I really only need internet though. Im a little reluctant to dump $200-$250 into this thing though. So i am trying to go cheap but reliable here. I heard the micro accessories one from ifixit it over heats and makes a humming sound.

I just had a macally charger and it just broke. I read on that they changed the design so it works with the ibook but it wont last very long, maybe a few months. its also 40 watts.

The OWC one seems like an off brand macally charger.

There are two Newer technologies chargers that look the same but have different part numbers, not sure what that means.

Could one of you mac gurus point me in the right direction, away from the cheap net books? I just want a reliable charger. Ill pay a little more if I have to. I know the 65w chargers handle the load better, but do they hurt the batteries? I know charging some lithium batteries too fast is real bad.

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May 14, 2010

I have an old iBook that I just want to completely wipe clean and install windows XP on (I know...blaspheme). Before people start questioning why I would do such a's only because I need the laptop for DJing in which I have an external sound card that only works with Windows. The main problem is that the CD drive doesn't work so I am uncertain how to go about erasing my hard drive and installing XP via USB.

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IBook :: G4 Stopped Working Right After Installing New Ram

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We have a macbook pro but I decided to resurrect my ancient g4 last week so that my kids could play videos and watch youtube.  After doing some modifying with flash to get it to play on youtube it worked great.  Then I installed 1mb of ram and all **** broke loose.  After about 20 minutes everything, and I mean everything went dead.  I  installed the old 512 chip and reset the cpu and well, it started but things are wonky now.  It's running much slower,  won't run youtube videos smoothly ( wouldn't really call it playing as much as slideshowing) or play the games the kids had just played last week.

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My volume balance has always altered itself. Balancing itself out of one speaker left or right as it so chooses. I know it's smart, but now it's just screwing with me. Settings go and change on their own, dock icons have switched, but this one has stumped me. How do I get those hardware function keys back to doing what they're there to do?

Also, I tried it with an App called Rowmote, that lets you control your Mac from your iPhone, with Apple Remote-like control, and the volume won't change using that either. Another symptom is that sometimes it makes clicking sounds, as if it were changing slowly and glitchy (which it did click sometimes anyhow) when using the Volume slider in the menu bar.

No, the options in System Preferences is not checked to use them as FN. Any ideas?

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Aug 28, 2010

The trackpad on my iBook G4 1.44ghz stopped working this morning! At first it went stuttery. I temporarily solved this by plugging in a mouse- without using the mouse itself, this seemed to make the trackpad responsive again.

After letting the iBook go to sleep, the trackpad doesn't work at all; nothing I do seems to make it respond. I've tried resetting the PRAM and NVRAM, but this hasn't done anything.

Is there anything else I can do, short of buying a new trackpad?

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Jul 2, 2008

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Nov 7, 2006

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Feb 28, 2008

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May 30, 2008

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Jul 28, 2010

I bought a G4 14" iBook yesterday from Ebay but unfortunately the cable just after the charger plug is so baddly frayed that the light and power flickers on and off all the time. This makes it almost unusable. It is so close to the plug that it is not possible to repair the break.

I am wonder if anyone has a broken PSU(charger) that still has a good working plug that they would be willing to sell/donate to me.I would only require the plug and a few inches of the cable (so will be cheap to post). This way I can cut the plug of mine and join it with a working one. I am asking this as apposed to merely buying a new one as I am a student and already need to buy a new battery,ram upgrade and Airport Extreme card.

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Aug 11, 2009

I have an iBook (OSX 10.3.9)that's been great for the last couple of years. However the last week or so the screen goes dark for no apparent reason. You can still see through enough to fiddle around and hit shut down...and after it shuts down, and I restart seems normal...that is until the next time. It's happened about 4 times in the last three days. A couple of times on battery and once plugged in I think. It's like it goes to sleep but you can't hit the space bar to wake up. Also seems like maybe an energy saving deal gone awry.

Now for info that may be pertinent: I dropped this laptop(in it's case) about a year ago. Holy crap..all docs would only read in magenta. No black no color only magenta and a "photograph negative" looking image for background or any graphic. I was sure it was dead duck and fried but kept trying it periodically. After about a month, after giving up...I turned it on and it was if nothing was wrong. Weirdest deal. It's been fine ever since.

I thought perhaps I was too lucky...and assume this may be a result of that fall.

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Someone has suggested that I reformat my system to help eliminate problems with my version update. I have an ibook G3 128+512 mg ram 900 mhz white case 12' It had a Mac osX 2.8 verion. I updated to Mac OS X 3.9. I have had problems ever since with firefox versions not working and crashing. I have not been able to use flash or adobe flash because they won;t load. Flash or adobe flash won't load on Safari, either. How do I a reformat. Will this erase my hard drive. Is this the same as a clean install.

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