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Is my power supply going bad?

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Recently, I've discovered that if I plug my power supply into the wall, the tip lights up for about 5 seconds, then slowly fades. When this happens, the iBook suddenly stops charging. Am I looking at a bad power adapter or a bad DC-input jack? I notice that I can here a faint hum from the power supply- but I'm not sure if that's the natural hum or a bad one.
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+*UPDATE #1*
Okay, so here's an update- I found out that the power supply I receive with the machine is a 45W adapter. Apple's online kb articles say the iBook is supposed to have a 65W adapter. However, I've been using this power adapter for nearly a month, and it's never been problematic until just yesterday. Does my iBook need a higher wattage adapter to function?
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+**UPDATE #2**
+Thanks to the comments below, I learned that either a 45W or 65W adapter will work. Having nothing to lose, I cracked open my power supply. I've found that my iBook will in fact charge with the cover off the adapter. When I press everything together, I hear a faint hum, and it turns off. I'm pretty sure that something somewhere is shorting out by touching something else when it's all put together.
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+Does anyone have any clue as to what could be shorting out?

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iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

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Bewerkt door: Josh Calvetti ,

Titel:

Is my power supply going bad?

Tekst:

Recently, I've discovered that if I plug my power supply into the wall, the tip lights up for about 5 seconds, then slowly fades. When this happens, the iBook suddenly stops charging. Am I looking at a bad power adapter or a bad DC-input jack? I notice that I can here a faint hum from the power supply- but I'm not sure if that's the natural hum or a bad one.
+
+EDIT:
+Okay, so here's an update- I found out that the power supply I receive with the machine is a 45W adapter. Apple's online kb articles say the iBook is supposed to have a 65W adapter. However, I've been using this power adapter for nearly a month, and it's never been problematic until just yesterday. Does my iBook need a higher wattage adapter to function?

Apparaat:

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

Status:

open

Origineel bericht door: Josh Calvetti ,

Titel:

Is my power supply going bad?

Tekst:

Recently, I've discovered that if I plug my power supply into the wall, the tip lights up for about 5 seconds, then slowly fades.  When this happens, the iBook suddenly stops charging.  Am I looking at a bad power adapter or a bad DC-input jack?  I notice that I can here a faint hum from the power supply- but I'm not sure if that's the natural hum or a bad one.

Apparaat:

iBook G4 14" 933 MHz-1.33 GHz

Status:

open