The power supply for the Powerbook blows chunks. They fall apart in the same way each time.
For the second time I've had one die in flames, literally. This one was sparking and spewing clouds of smoke when I yanked the plug out of the wall.
They won't replace them because they redefined their crappy design as customer damage.
Typically they've brought out a different power adapter for their newer machines but they refuse to acknowledge the problem with the older ones. The worst part is the patronizing way they blame the customer as though we were all swinging our computers around our heads like bullroarers.
$80 for a new one.