iBook G4 14" DC-In Board

$29.95

Product code: IF184-003-1
Apple Part #: 922-6649, 922-6254, 922-6431

Product Overview

Athletes in training know that to perform their best, they must consume a strict diet of green vegetables for iron, whole grains for fiber, and vegans for protein. Put your iBook on a power-packed diet today with our iBook G4 14" DC-in board.

Includes DC-in board and attached cable.

Compatibility

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  • All G4 14" iBooks

Product Details

  $29.95

 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

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Replacement Guides

iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz

Difficulty: Moderate

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

iBook G4 14" 1.42 GHz
1.42 GHz
iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz
1 GHz (128 RAM)
1 GHZ (256 RAM)
1.2 GHz
1.33 GHz
933 MHz
 

Stories

My Problem

IBook won't charge the battery; after some investigation decided it was the DC In Board connection that was loose and needed to be replaced. The excellent Guide gave us the confidence to give it a try.

My Fix

Two days of covering the dining room table with tools, parts and computer pieces, using the box that the part came in to keep all the screws together, running back and forth to the other working computer to view the guide, knocking our heads together to figure out when the case didn't want to come apart easily. Very glad the guide told us which screws went where, as we didn't mark where the little ones went, nor the longer ones. Celebrated our victory when all went back together and it worked!!!! YEAH. What a good feeling.

My Advice

Very glad we purchased the spudger; it helped to get the case apart easier, and not break it. Listen for those great clicks to let you know the tabs have released the case. Very glad to have a small wrench set and a small screw driver set before starting. Use good lighting, and go slow; don't force the case, as it could break. Gently wiggle and giggle the case with a friend holding the computer down.

My Problem

Took ibook g4 that didn't power up to the Mac "experts" at the store; these folks wouldn't even suggest a repair (at $500+) because their diagnostic was a broken logicboard. But, I didn't think so. Without much of a fuss went about the most obvious repair needed: the dc jack.

My Fix

Ordered everything needed as far as tools and necessary component (+ guideline) at this very helpful site and within about 30 minutes lo and behold, my ibook g4 like new!

My Advice

If you could tackle a bit of reading, web surfing for answers to your particular electronic fix, by all means do it! Relying on "experts" is way, way more expensive and often unnecessary.

My Problem

Was having power issues. Battery would not charge.

Initially replaced battery. As soon as the battery power was gone, it would not boot.

Being an older unit that Apple no longer supported, thought the laptop was finished. Glad I didn't throw it out.

Low and behold, a few years later, ifixit to the rescue.

My Fix

Repair was a breeze.

With the $30 part and the ifixit repair manual I was able to repair in less than 30 minutes.

My Advice

I had put off the repair for years. Thanks to ifixit, my laptop is back in business. Wish I would have found you sooner.

My Problem

Thought originally that the battery or power supply were faulty. After replacing both, the original and replacement batteries still would not charge.

My Fix

While looking for the DC-In Board for replacement, realized the Battery Connector was only $10 more so while I was in the same area, I replaced both. Now the battery charges and my grandkids are happy that they have their computer back.

My Advice

I have used ifixit guides for repairs on the iBook and a MacBook Pro. The guides are great. Could not ask for clearer instructions. My best advice is to label the screws clearly as you remove them. Using color coded markers so you know which length screw goes where is a help. I used small clean cat food cans to put small parts in and labeled each can with the step number I was on when removing the part(s). Then working backward through the numbers made it easier to reassemble the computer.

My Problem

My iBook G4 stopped charging the battery. I had tried the easy things: reseating the battery, and resetting the PRAM, the nvpram and the PCU. I suspected the DC-in board because the power supply indicator had not been green or orange correctly after someone had rested the computer on edge on the input plug.

My Fix

The repair went perfectly. I printed off the ifixit guide, followed the instructions and everything went without a hitch. The battery had been at 0% and now it is at 100%. There was an odd thing about recharging the battery. It stopped charging at about 35%. I reseated the battery and the charging continued to a point. I repeated taking the battery out and putting it back in when it stopped charging again and eventually it got to where it is indicating that it is fully charged. So there might still be a problem, but right now everything looks good.

My Advice

I think replacing the part went well because the instructions are so very good and because I was organized and took my time.

My Problem

My sisters G4 would not charge properly, at first it looked like a bad connection to the power however the root problem was the inboard DC. .

My Fix

Following the instructions I was able to do the repair in under 20 minutes and the G4 is now up and running. Easy enough and she should have let me do this two years ago when it first acted up

My Advice

I've nothing really to add to the instructions, my model was no 100% the same but everything worked out, just keep track of your screws and there are no issues.

My Problem

I was having a problem with the same symptoms as everyone else here and thought that i might have to buy a broken mac to pilfer the parts and not even know what i was doing.

My Fix

With the instructions on the web site this operation was a smashing success. Thanx ifixit! You saved my Mac.

My Advice

Nothing comes to mind.

My Problem

My wife had dropped her Ibook on the power cord where it plugs into the DC in Board. The result was the power cord would no longer stay plugged in and the computer would lose power and not work.

My Fix

It went great, just followed your pictures and instructions. It took me about 30 minutes.

My Advice

Be sure to keep exact reference points for each screw. Things go back together in a snap.

My Problem

The darn thing switched off nearly a year ago, I didn't realize the charger had broken off in the computer b/c it still lit up, and I didn't really mess with it b/c I'd recently come into another laptop. Finally decided to try and get my music off of it and found that darn charger tip in there.

My Fix

After getting, ahem, aggressive to get the tip out I found the new charger I'd bought didn't work. On a hunch, ordered a new dc-in board and it works like a dream. On top of that despite choosing the longest/cheapest shipping time, I kid you not the part showed up in one day.

My Advice

use i fix it for everything. That's my advice

My Problem

Ibook would boot up on mains charger until it got to the point where it would check for battery power and would then crash. It was giving charging problems for some time ( months) before this and would constantly switch from charge to no charge at 1-2 second intervals.

My Fix

I got the dc in board from Ifixit and used their very good installation guide. It took about 15 minutes from start to finish, and it solved the problem. My only regret is that I did not do the repair sooner. I printed out the screw sorter and taped the screws in the relevant place as I went along. Great idea from Ifixit, and no problem with lost screws.

My Advice

Change the DC inboard as soon as you see charging problems. Sorry no pictures.