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Power cord tip broke off in iBook G4 port.

Teacher in school brought me the laptop with the tip of the power adapter broken off in the power port.  I'm stumped as to how to get it out of there.  Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 03, 2009

    The broken tip is far enough down that I can't even see it. Read that it can be "poked through" but this sounds dubious.

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I poked through the first time, however on the second one, there was not enough room to accommodate another tip.
Thanks to instructions on how to remove the DC board from ifixit I managed to pry the two tips out of the unit and it is now charging and all good.

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/Installing-iBook-G4-12-Inch-1-33-GHz-DC-In-Board/699/1

Note that on page 3 it says to use a T8 screwdriver, I used a 2mm allen key as this is a better fit.

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Here is a link to post on the exact same issue, with full DIY repair instructions. He doesn't exactly explain how he got the piece out but wrote it was not easily convinced to leave.
http://repair4laptop.org/contrib/apple_ibook/ibook_charger_plug_repair.html

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