1 Reply Latest reply: Mar 16, 2006 12:06 AM by Ronda Wilson
Earle Monroe Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
The very tip of my power adapter got broken. The adapter itself is fine, and has worked well for nearly a year and a half. I would rather not do the "$80 solution" and buy a brand new adapter from Apple.

So... does anyone know how safe it is to splice in a tip from another broken adapter? (And does anyone have one, or know where I can get one? I just need a bit of the cord and the tip.) MacAlly makes an adapter, and the cord from the box to the computer can detach from the box. They will send me just the cord for $17, and I can try to splice that in.

Otherwise, I will just go with a third party adapter. Which ones do people think are best? Apple has told me that if my laptop has a problem that they determine is caused by an adapter, my AppleCare is void, so I want to make sure I get one that is good.

I have heard that the one from Other World Computing is good. The one I mention above from MacAlly looks good, and the removable cord is a nice feature in case the tip gets hurt again. But reliability is key! especially since it could void my warranty. Suggestions, anyone....?

iBook G4, Mac OS X (10.3.9), iBook G4