Have you had an Apple power adapter fail?

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


How many Apple Power Adapters have you had fail?

  1. None

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  2. 1

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  3. 1-3

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  1. dmmcintyre3 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    If so how many times? Please tell if it is for a PowerBook/iBook or a MacBook/Pro/Air
  2. Patriks7 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2008
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I had a Mag"safe" adapter start to fray by the connector. AppleCare replaced it though. 2006 MBP.
  4. Gerri Shin macrumors member

    Feb 24, 2008
    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


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    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

    Jun 23, 2008
    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


    Oct 29, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ
  8. dmmcintyre3 thread starter macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    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


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    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


    Oct 11, 2006
    Minneapolis, MN
    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


    Apr 3, 2005
    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


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    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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