Saturday 5 September 2009 10.24am
Hi Graham - thanks for the tips. We're probably talking about the same thing - it's the bit of the cord just by the part that plugs into the laptop itself.
This part of the cable frayed some time ago and I repaired is using duct tape. We then bought a new cord which worked fine for a year, but the same thing - worse, actually - happened to the new cord so we binned that and reverted to the old one.
I suspect this is beyond repair at this point. Ideally we'd like to get a new laptop but the budget doesn't allow for that now. :-) Kinda like replacing a car because the ash trays are dirty.
I found this on eBay - do you think it's suitable? http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/G4-POWERBOOK-LAPTOP-AC-POWER-ADAPTER-CORD-FOR-APPLE-45W_W0QQitemZ270449939047QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_LaptopAccessories_PowerSupplies?hash=item3ef8129267&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
I'm a bit confused about the difference of 45W and 65W - I don't want to burn out the laptop itself.