I saw an OEM comp version of the mag safe adapter. Has anyone tried it and if it works well for a Powerbook G4 15" since mine crackles & sparks.

  • Asked about:  QA Apple MagSafe Power Adapter

2 Answers from the Community

  • PowerBooks do NOT use the MagSafe connection.

    MagSafe was only introduced in the MacBook / MacBook Pro range (the Intel based laptops) which spelt the end of the iBook / PowerBook product ranges.

    You CANNOT use a MagSafe Power Adaptor to charge a PowerBook.

  • Answer

    These adapters are for the MacBook Pro, not the Powerbooks. I have not seen another Magsafe adapter by another manufacturer due to the design being patented. Friends that have used the 3rd party PowerBook adapters have all fried their computers, without exception.