On Sep 29, 2007, at 9:29 PM, Malcolm Cornelius wrote: >>> I suspected a short circuit, so i took the thing apart, but other >>> than the deformed shell, i can't see any obvious damage to the >>> port where the charger is connected. >>> >>> This thing is well out of Applecare warranty. Any ideas? Or do i >>> need to go to Apple and be landed with a hefty bill? >> >> You can try MacService (www.macservice.com). The DC In board >> repair looks to be $245. Their prices are all inclusive and flat >> rate with free diagnostics. They'll send you the shipping >> container. I've had an iBook and Titanium PowerBook logic boards >> repaired with them. I think an Aluminum G4 PowerBook is worth that >> to bring it back to life. > > That strike me as a HUGE fee - look around ! > -- > Best wishes It actually seems reasonable. The board cost me about $60. You have to almost completely disassemble the lower half to access the power board. I did the repair myself and it took about 2 hours. Add in 2 way shipping and is about right on. John -- Madness takes its toll. Please have exact change.