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The barrel end of the ac power cord is ruined.What kind do I need

The barrel end of the ac power supply that plugs into the power port on my ibook G4 is ruined. I don't know what type I need. It has about a 1/4'' metal circle that surrounds the black plug that the metal prong in the power port on the ibook goes in to.

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You need to buy a new power supply from a mac distributor. Try this website:

http://www.ifixit.com/Products/G4-14-Inch-iBook/AC-Adapters/13/84

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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