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I'm the proud owner of a frayed/kaput iBook power adapter. I have been trying to find a replacement for about an hour now. Apple says my iBook MUST be the "iBook (Dual USB) 1" or the "iBook (Late 2001) 1." I know this because my iBook is white, it has a 500 Mhz G3, and because of this article: [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88039[/url] My iBook must use either a power adapter with the model number M8457**/A adapter or a M8576**/A. I know this because I already logically found what iBook I own above and I have the wisdom of this article: [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=16168[/url] Unfortunately, ...

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    Default How to find a iBook replacement adapter

    I'm the proud owner of a frayed/kaput iBook power adapter. I have been
    trying to find a replacement for about an hour now. Apple says my
    iBook MUST be the "iBook (Dual USB) 1" or the "iBook (Late 2001) 1."
    I know this because my iBook is white, it has a 500 Mhz G3, and because
    of this article:

    [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=88039[/url]


    My iBook must use either a power adapter with the model number M8457**/A
    adapter or a M8576**/A. I know this because I already logically found
    what iBook I own above and I have the wisdom of this article:

    [url]http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=16168[/url]


    Unfortunately, it turns out that I my old adapter is stubbornly stamped
    with the model number M7332. So this disagrees with what I found in
    Apple's support pages.

    But to make matters worse...
    I've already seen a thread in this newsgroup about an M7332 not being a
    M7332. There's a cutoff in models where the M7332 changes jack style and
    charger design (yoyo versus square). But even the yoyo style apparently
    has two styles, as ebay lists multiple pictures showing different jacks
    for this same model.

    Can someone please spare me from myself and tell me the quickest easiest
    way to get this part replaced? I am guessing that Apple does not sell
    parts online. If not, can someone share the URL?

    Thanks for taking the time to read my woes and reply,
    Caden
    Caden Guest

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    Default Re: How to find a iBook replacement adapter

    In article <bjtn9b$ff7$1gondor.sdsu.edu>, Caden <cadenrohan.sdsu.edu>
    wrote:
    > I'm the proud owner of a frayed/kaput iBook power adapter.
    Condolences.

    Here's an alternative. With my 600MHz 14" iBook I routinely use an
    Apple Macintosh PowerBook 45W AC Adapter model M4896 left over from my
    retired PB1400. I also use with it a VST 12V car adapter, also from my
    1400's prime. The secret? There's a swell adapter called "Generation
    Gap" available from
    http:/www.madsonline.com
    It's a sturdy cylindrical section that fits between your iBook's power
    jack and the earlier PB power bricks (several models clearly specified
    on the Madson website) and provides reliable power with no inclination
    to fail -- as the iBook's official brick so often does.

    My only relationship with Madson is that I revere competence. They've
    solved my problem, and you may find they've solved yours. Mind you,
    they're charging $20 for a few pennies' worth of parts, but the point
    is that it works flawlessly.

    No existing earlier PB power brick? That's what eBay is for. :-)

    Apple can take its insanely awful iBook power brick and stuff it. Every
    Apple press conference should be interrupted with a question demanding
    to know why the company continues to betray its faithful admirers with
    that piece of Samsung crap.

    Hoping this helps,
    Nigel

    --
    "Some day science may have the existence of mankind
    in its power, and the human race commit suicide,
    by ing up the world."
    -- Henry Brooks Adams, 11 April 1862
    Nigel Blatheringstock Guest

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