fox@fury
TiBook AC Adapter Woes
Wednesday, May 07, 2003
For the second time in two weeks, the AC power adapter for my G4 titanium powerbook has burnt out. I've read stories about people having problems with the adapter dropping out, to come back if they unplug and replug, or sleep and wake from sleep, but the first one was just dead. The second one I actually watched die. I've had the adapter for two weeks now, and I saw it futzing out intermittently today, until a half hour ago when I saw and heard a bright spark just in from the joint where the adapter attaches to the grounded power cord that goes to the wall. The acrid 'computers gone bad' smell manifested itself, and the thing's done for.

Argh, and I have several projects to work on and finish tonight, with no power to do so.

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