I squashed the power cord in the DC section after the box leading up to my Powerbook G3 Pismo.
(plug in to wall)============(AC/DC box)-------x(break)x--------(Pismo Laptop)
I had to cut the cord and reconnect the wires. I notice there are two sheaths, one around what appears to be insulation, then one inside it. So i connected the one inside it, making sure it didn't touch any insulation wire.
My question is, is the insulation wire (possibly misnomer) actually supposed to carry a ground current or something? i.e. does it matter that now its not connected? I only connected the internal wire beneath the second sheath.
So far my pismo is not turning on, but it had been completely out of power. So i'm waiting to see what will happen. A voltmeter is giving me weird readings -- 12V or 40 something volts depending on where I touch the contacts. But i'm not sure about the voltmeter.
Hoping it will turn on again like magic later on.
Any help/advice appreciated