[AUUG-Talk]: Re: [BUGA] Replacing/repairing Apple Powerbook power supply?

Brett Lymn blymn at baesystems.com.au
Sun Jan 15 22:27:42 EST 2006

On Sun, Jan 15, 2006 at 05:02:46PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> Good question.  Does anybody know an answer?

That would be rather unusual for a laptop power supply - the
non-starting unless loaded sort are usually reserved for "internal"
type supplies where there is a fixed load.  You really don't want your
switch-mode power supply sitting there not oscillating, that could
cause nasty brown smells.

If you are at all worried about it still, just load the supply with a
resistor 1 or 2 kohm would be good enough and see what happens...

Brett Lymn

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