334 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 16, 2006 12:06 AM by Ronda Wilson
I would be afraid to try the splice.
When the adapter tip broke off in the DC port, requiring replacement of the adapter and the Power Input Board, we decided to look elsewhere for an adapter.
Upon doing a lot of searching, I have found the following options for replacing a white iBook power adapter:
adapter at Other World Computing
I suppose you know that Apple's is the only one with the glowing ring which indicates charging status, though, and is found here:
I believe the one from Other World Computing is the sturdiest of the lot. We've tried most of them. The one from MacResQ gave out after two years. The MacAlly (at least, the two of them which we've had for about a year) has wires that are much less substantial that the one from Other World Computing. We use the MacAlly ones less frequently for travel (since they look more fragile) and trust the OWC ones for daily use.
If Apple is questioning your choice of adapters regarding AppleCare, I'd be afraid to buy anything except their adapter. I'd fear that any problem you have from here on in would be blamed on a third-party adapter. If you've invested in AppleCare, it would be a shame to void it by trying to economize on the adapter.
It may be of some consolation that at least your adapter tip didn't break off in the computer. That's a much more complicated (and expensive) problem.