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Apple Extra Portable 65W Power Adapter (for iBook and PowerBook G4) with AC Extension Power cord

by Apple

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  • 65-watt AC/DC power adapter for iBook and PowerBook G4
  • Designed to fit in the palm of your hand; colored status LEDs indicate charging status
  • Long power cord; DC cable winds neatly around itself for easy storage
  • Recharges the computer's lithium-ion battery while the system is off, on, or in sleep mode
  • Compatible only with PowerBook G4 (Aluminum or Titanium models) or dual-USB iBook (500 MHz Power PC G3 or higher)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.2 x 2.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B00007IFJY
  • Item model number: M8943LL/A
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,933 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 1, 2005

Product Description

Use an extra adapter for home or work. Apple's new, innovative AC adapter complements and is made specificially for your new PowerBook G4 or iBook.

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I have to buy a new one again and I am extremely tired of wasting my money on this junk product again.
Lu Yang
Yes, you'll save a few dollars up front if you buy from Smart Parts, but you're going to end up buying one from Apple in the end.
Clayton M. Denton
Because the cord is stiff near the end that plugs into the computer, it easily breaks open, exposing the wire.
K. Cole

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Snake on March 28, 2006
I have called Apple a couple times and told them that my power adapter fried. I originally bought two. The first popped in a week. The second after about 8 months.

It's interesting to see all these negative reviews and then have the AppleCare person tell me that this is not a common problem with other customers. Wow.

Dear Apple executive, RECALL THIS ITEM.

Make something better!

This product is also over priced.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By OneManBand on November 18, 2005
This is a terrible product - Apple should be ashamed of itself for allowing anything as cheesy as this part to remain in production. I've been through two of these adapters. As many reviewers have previously mentioned, my first adapter broke because of the inexcusably thin wire and flimsy connector that plugs into the laptop. The second Apple adapter I purchased just internally combusted,made a popping sound and quit working one day after three months of casual use. This product is so poor that it puts the entire Apple laptop product line in a poor light. Even though I am a big fan of OS X, I would have to think long and hard before buying more apple hardware.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By EC on October 21, 2009
I have two Powerbook G4s. Great machines!! Bought them both used in 2006. Three years later, they're both doing fine. And I'm a power user.

Over the same three years, I have had to purchase about 4 of these Apple Power Adaptors (part M8943LL/A).

Basically the same thing would happen--after 6-8 months, the part the connected to the laptop would get extremely hot (seriously, you could hot keep your hand on it for more than a second), the cable would fray and no power would be supplied. Before this happened, I'd have to twist and turn the connector and listen for a disturbing "spark" noise to before it would provide power.

2 of these things actually started smoking before they went dead. One of them burned a hole into my sofa. Luckily I was home to catch it or there would have been a major fire.

DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT. IT IS DANGEROUS.

There are SEVERAL third party solutions, many here on Amazon. Apple could have recaptured this money by being a stand up company and making a better replacement adaptor. But, as they've recently shown, they have stars in their eyes due to the success of iPod and iPhone and no longer care about supporting their legacy users.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By law student on January 13, 2006
Everything critical that everyone has written below is absolutely true. It's cute with a funky design and -- and these are the only positive things I can write. It can't stand up to regular use. You'll need a replacement sooner or later either because the cord ripped, the contact shorts or because you lost the prongs.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Norene K on December 3, 2011
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This is my fourth cord replacement. I purchased this one because it claimed to be Apple. However it does not have an Apple logo so I doubt it is truly Apple manufactured. I just received it and it did charge up by Powerbook. We'll see how long it lasts. I feel this seller is misrepresenting this product as original Apple. If not, they need to explain why there is no Apple logo.
Update (12/30/11) Within two weeks of purchase the little plastic part that plugs into the wall just disintegrated. I immediately contacted the seller and they were responsive and willing to replace the cord, but I did not want a replacement as this is not a reliable product. So they offered a refund of the purchase price only, meaning I would have to absorb all shipping costs (including return of the cord). In the mean time, a friend had an extra plug (it just slides onto the white block) so I managed to get the cord working again. The seller then offered a $15 credit on Amazon as compensation if I would rescind this review. I declined.
Final update 1/27/12: The cord stopped working completely about three weeks ago. DO NOT purchase this cord. The seller again offered a $15 rebate but only if I would rescind the review. I declined. Keep this in mind. The seller is still making a profit by only refunding less than half the selling price and future buyers are not getting the benefit of honest reviews.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By D. Mellott on February 15, 2006
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I cannot even begin to express my frustration with this product. My iBook received fairly "light duty" tasks, and most of the time I used it at a desk, not moving it, and it has only been on two trips with me. The other day I heard a POP sound, and noticed that the adapter's light was not on. It blew out, or something...who knows. The exact same thing had happened to someone else I know who has an iBook. Also, everything I see online seems to complain about how the cord rips/tears, and how the thing is just flimsy.

In the end, if you need a replacement, and you want it to be the apple brand...I at least recommend buying it on amazon, because the price here was a little bit lower than a few other places I checked.

No sense paying even more for a useless piece of junk.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Karthik Srinivasan on June 7, 2005
One year and the thin wire got cut. The twin prongs just can't hold the big white block to the socket when plugged into the wall if yanked a bit. Buy 3rd party on this one.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Shelley Gammon TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 18, 2006
Most power adapters have flimsy plastic tips that just wear out over time. At a former job, our department lent out portables to other departments for special projects. Over the years, we went through a variety of brands of PC laptops... all of them shipped with the cruddiest (if that's a word) adapters imaginable.

Apple portables are called portables - NOT LAPTOPS. They are too powerful and ergo are too hot for use on your lap. If it's on your lap, it shouldn't be plugged in. People wear out their portable batteries by leaving their notebooks plugged in 24/7 until they have to be left in.

I like the option to remove the plug (aka "duck head") and utilize the thick extension cord... and I like the built-in cord-winder for travel. With the recent advent of Apple's MagSafe power adapter, it's easy to look at this older model and criticize it - but with all things Apple, it was the best and most innovative when it was released.
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