[AUUG-Talk]: Re: [BUGA] Replacing/repairing Apple Powerbook power supply?
blymn at baesystems.com.au
Mon Jan 16 12:53:48 EST 2006
On Mon, Jan 16, 2006 at 10:33:37AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> I then plugged it in and... it worked! Restarted the machine,
> recovered file systems, and worked normally. For about 20 minutes.
> Then it failed again. It was also quite warm when I found it, an
> unknown time later.
mmm that sounds like a cracked solder joint. They can do this, work
fine when the unit is cold but as things warm up the joint goes open
circuit making the unit misbehave.
> So I'd guess that there's something wrong with the power supply. It
> doesn't look too good, either: there seems to be something inside the
> case that has melted, maybe electrolyte from a capacitor. See
> http://www.lemis.com/grog/Photos-20060116.html for a photo.
looks yummy. on the bright side if you can get the unit open then the
fault should be fairly easy to spot.
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