Have you had an Apple power adapter fail?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dmmcintyre3, Mar 18, 2009.

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How many Apple Power Adapters have you had fail?

  1. None

    13 vote(s)
    65.0%
  2. 1

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  3. 1-3

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  4. > 3

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

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    If so how many times? Please tell if it is for a PowerBook/iBook or a MacBook/Pro/Air
     
  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    My power adapter for my MacBook (late 07) broke in like November of last year. So it lasted about a year, but it was under A LOT of abuse :p
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I had a Mag"safe" adapter start to fray by the connector. AppleCare replaced it though. 2006 MBP.
     
  4. Gerri Shin macrumors member

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    I;ve never actually had one fail on me, however just this past weekend I took my MBP in because it was acting up and I took my power adapter with me. aparently when they plugged it in they noticed that it was making a louder buzzing sound so they just swapped mine for a new one.
     
  5. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    I accidentally kicked the s*** out of mine while it was plugged into the wall. The only part that broke was the removable "plug" off the adapter - it's still usable with the "extension cord" that came with it.

    Still, not strictly an Apple design or quality control issue there, you see.
     
  6. The ArchAngel macrumors regular

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    Mine didn't exactly "fail" either, but some of the wire was starting to get exposed where the line from the magsafe end runs into the adapter brick, and by that I mean roughly 1mm of wire was exposed, so it wasn't much. Wasn't bad, and was probably my fault from winding it too tight, but when I took it to the Apple store they replaced it on the spot.
     
  7. adamvk macrumors 65816

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  8. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I had two fail but only one failed by burning up. My second one was throwing sparks and smoking. PPC is all I have.
     
  9. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    Air x 1, Pro x 4 just for me since '06. No physically apparent failures - just a dead PSU one day. More across my business.
     
  10. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I have 2. Originally one stayed at work and the other was the one that I carried around. As one would expect the one I carried daily has gotten rather beat up. The cord is frayed and I have a good amount of electrical tape on it. It makes me nervous at times, but it still works. I haven't had to get a replacement yet.The computer will be 2 in April. The adapter lasted longer then my MBP.
     
  11. MistaBungle macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Bit the dust, just stopped working. But I liked it because now I have 2 sets of adapters (cords/wallplugs) that I can keep in separate places.
     
  12. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Hey I even found a picture of it when compared to the replacement. It was sad to see the magic smoke leave the old one...
     

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