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