There are several types of PowerBook G4 Aluminum models.

875 Questions View all

Could I fix a power adapter socket on the logic board?

I took apart my powerbook g4 15" HR (A1138) for the first time when I was having problems with a very noisy right fan. When I put my logic board back in, I wasn't exactly gentile. I broke the power adapter socket on the left part of the board. One of the prongs is missing and the others are out of place so you can't put the plug in. How could I replace this socket and where would I get the parts?

Answered! View the answer I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 0
Add a comment

3 Answers

Chosen Solution

It can most likely be fixed but first I need to know exactly which book you have. Would you give the last three letters of your serial number (located in the battery compartment)? Then I can direct you to the correct repair guide so you can identify which part you may have broken. Would you tell us what it's doing or not doing and why you think it's broken?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 2

Comments:

HUC are the last 3 digits of the serial number on back of the battery) It is a Powerbook Aluminum G4 15" HR (A1138)

It is the little socket under the logic board that the little black and red wire plug plugs into. heres a picture. Step 16!

(PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz Right Fan Replacement)

The tiny prongs inside the socket are broken and the plug will not plug into it.

Other than that, I put it back together, turned it on and it works fine. Everything seems good (even went on the internet). Only problem is that it wont power through the adapter or charge the battery and its now only running through the battery.

Thanks!

by

Apple PowerBook G4 1.67 15" (DLSD/HR - Al) Specs

Identifiers: 15-Inch 1.67/1.5 - M9969LL/A - PowerBook5,8 - A1138 - N/A

by

That really shouldn't be a difficult repair for an experienced tech. He wouldn't even have to be a Mac tech. If you do the assembly I wouldn't think the charge would be more than $20. I would not trust it to a kid.

by

Yeah, I will probably look to have it repaired as I don't have any experience with that kind of repairs. Out of curiosity though, if I wanted to repair it myself, where could I buy the parts?

by

Add a comment

G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz DC & Sound Card is the DC Jack/sound card part for the A1138.

Is the part that is broke on the DC/Sound part of the board or on the logic board itself?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

its the socket under the logic board that the plug with the red and black wire plugs into. Heres a picture in Step 16.

PowerBook G4 Aluminum 15" 1.67 GHz Right Fan Replacement

Thanks!

by

Add a comment

You would have to do a component level repair to the logic board to fix it. Only other option would be to replace the logic board.

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

Do you think I should get it repaired? Or if I could replace it where do you buy the parts?

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

nancyesque will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 1,746