Problems with current AC Adapter

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by applekid, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. applekid macrumors 68020

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    I'm reading lots of reports about faulty AC adapters for the PowerBook and iBook machines. Either cables breaking, sparking, or overheating.

    I'm looking into getting a spare AC adapter, but I just might get an old yo-yo adapter if the current ones are that problematic! :eek: I thought the little LED ring that showed the charging status was cool, but it appears I don't need it that badly...
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    Yeah. It's overrated. It's annoying when I'm watching a DVD movie in bed at night and the light just ruins the movie watching experience. Sames goes for the Cinema Display power light. Now way to turn it off, so I place my remote over the light.


    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  3. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    I think much of the problem is that Apple insists upon using the thinnest-gauge cable possible, leading to less durability. The yo-yo adapter was even more problematic, because the cable was under severe stress from being constantly wrapped & unwrapped. You should be fine if you get a standard white brick power adapter and 1) always unplug it from the computer by pulling on the connector, not the wire, and 2) never use the fold-out wings in the brick - the wrapping & unwrapping takes its toll on the cable over time. (As I know from experience, having ruined one this way.)
     

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