Apple's line of PowerBook laptops was intended for the professional and power users. The PowerBook line includes the PowerBook 100, Duo, 500, and 5300 Series; the PowerBook 1400, 2400, 3400; the PowerBook G3, G4 Titanium, and G4 Aluminum.

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pin broke off in dc plug

the male part of the dc power plug broke off in my laptop any suggestions on getting the pin out

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In my experience tweezers and pliers work the best- just wiggle it around and stuff, not very difficult. The unfortunate part however, is that the female end may be or become damaged.

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Remove the battery, then try to use a pair of tweezers to pull the plug out, or see if you can use superglue and glue a screwdriver to the plug and pull it out. If that doesn't work, then you will have to place the DC-In Board.

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Never heard of the superglue one before! Sounds like an idea though.

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It's not easy to remove the DC-in from a PowerBook, but if you do take it out, it's possible to straighten out a paperclip and use it to push the broken pin out of the plug from the inside. This is most effective with iBook DC-ins, especially because iBook DC-ins aren't nearly as hard to get out of the laptop. Once the DC-in is out, it's generally possible to get the paperclip in there from behind and push the pin out.

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