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9/19/2017 7:27:10 PM
Posted: 12/18/2005 5:09:04 PM EDT
ok, I feel that first I should say, I'm a girl, and an artist. I don't know much about computers beyond the feeling that they are fun and I have stickers on mine, so it's also pretty.

My problem is that I have a MacIntosh Laptop (G4 I think, though it might be a 3) The plug that recharges it, keeps breaking. Right now I have to push it in and out of the wall socket several times to get just the right milimeter proportion of the plug in so that it gets juice. I'm sorry, I read through that and it sounds like a porn... I just have no other way to explain it.

Soon the plug will conk out completely and I will have to replace it... again, at $50-$70 a pop. What am I doing wrong?

Help?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:27:10 PM EDT
Try getting a surge protector/power strip and plug your power supply into it.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 7:52:30 PM EDT
+1 on the surge protector. are you plugging into the same wall outlet each day at work or at home? might want a electrician to check it out for you


btw I just had a customer with the same problem, where are you from?
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:01:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gunchyck:
What am I doing wrong?



buying apple/macintosh.


just my $.02, but i've never had luck with them.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:38:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:
+1 on the surge protector. are you plugging into the same wall outlet each day at work or at home? might want a electrician to check it out for you


btw I just had a customer with the same problem, where are you from?



Exactly. If the plug keeps breaking, there may be a problem with the socket. I agree that by using an inexpensive power strip/surge protector (there's a porn reference in there somewhere ), you can isolate the problem without resorting to getting an electrician in--assuming you can even find one who is willing to come out and look at the outlet.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 2:40:22 PM EDT
Ok, so I have plugged it into different sockets and different surge protectors, I get the same problem.

And I'm pretty sure it isn't something with my house's wiring because the same thing happenned (with a different mac wire- that eventually died), before I moved here.

Any other things it could be? Being that this has happenned with more than one mac cable and in different places, could I be doing something to sabotage myself?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:14:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 3:41:39 PM EDT
Are you pulling on the cord to remove the plug from
the wall socket ??

If you need to transport your computer daily , you can do like I did
and get a docking station to be done with cable hookups .
Slide it in and flip a lever . It also lets you use a real monitor
keyboard , mouse , speakers , printer , DSL/Cable modem etc .
while at home yet retain the mobility of a laptop when needed .

Link Posted: 12/19/2005 10:53:33 PM EDT
I seem to remember there was a problem with the
power adaptors for some Mac laptops.
This was several years ago, though.
If you have the bad adaptor, call Apple
and they can exchange it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 1:01:01 PM EDT
Is that the adapter with the plug prongs that fold out? Are the prongs bent or do they move around a lot if you wiggle them?

I agree with a few of the posters, and think you should get that outlet looked at asap. The outlet could be damamged and you don't want it to short out and start a fire.


^_^_^
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 5:03:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mirror:
Is that the adapter with the plug prongs that fold out? Are the prongs bent or do they move around a lot if you wiggle them?

I agree with a few of the posters, and think you should get that outlet looked at asap. The outlet could be damamged and you don't want it to short out and start a fire.


^_^_^



Yes, it's the kind where the prongs fold out. And it CAN wiggle, but only enough for me to say that it's a borderline wiggler.
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