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Macbook A1181

Hi everyone, I'm Damiano and I'm writing from Catania, Sicily.
I had some problems with my MacBook A1181.
Firstly I get broken my original charger. I've replaced it with a compatible one. I get broken it too.
Now I have this but it does not seems to work. I've replaced even the DC jack but it still not working. When I try to disconnect the charger after many hours I can see a fast led illumination on the battery and nothing more.

Now I'm noting that the I/O on the DC connector is broken.

Please help me.

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Clarification Request
How could one break the Apple charger?

In reply to: Macbook A1181

Outside of dropping it into the sea or off a cliff, I have yet to break a charger. Is the owner being rough on the charger? The only broken Apple charger I ran into was one they put into a vise (they wanted to see what was inside.)

All that aside, you need a repair person of the caliber we see at

So if it's something like that, you are more likely to find it cheaper to find another old horse.

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Unfortunately, this laptop is not in its prime years.

In reply to: Macbook A1181

There were a number of PowerBooks produced with the number A1181 with the first one in 2006 (vintage) with 8 other models through to May 2009. (all obsolete)

There is a possibility that the battery is in need of replacement.
Have you changed it out before now?


Post was last edited on October 30, 2017 11:39 AM PDT

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In reply to: Unfortunately, this laptop is not in its prime years.

yes. I've relpaced it. My macbook is Early2008. Does the aluminum part over the DC jack serve to conduct the current? In my macbook is broken.

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The aluminum part, the circular part,

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is ground for the DC voltage.


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