|Item model number||M8943LL/A|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||8 x 6.2 x 2.3 inches|
|Item Dimensions L x W x H||8 x 6.25 x 2.33 inches|
Apple Extra Portable 65W Power Adapter (for iBook and PowerBook G4) with AC Extension Power cord
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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)
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
The connector that plugs into the G4's power jack wears off very easily and finally it simply breaks off, so that until you get a replacement you have to survive on whatever battery you have left (I'm down to 51% now.)
Buying a new one at the apple store is so incredibly expensive, I've paid $80 to $100 each time (depending on when and in which state I happened to be in when this happened.)
Apple will, of course, not take any responsibility over it: "you broke it, you buy a new one", never mind that I JUST BOUGHT THE LAST ONE LESS THAN 5 MONTHS AGO, it's really not their problem. I can't even get them to give me a discount on a new cord!
steer clear of this charger, and btw, I'm steering clear of apple for my next laptop.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Failed and a tiny blue/green flame shot out of the cable end near the adapter-brick ONE MONTH after purchasing.Published 18 months ago by K.Knox
It performs very well except it generates more heat than I expected when it is charging. This is probably not abnormal.Published on August 14, 2013 by Jim Woolley
But these things seem to go bad at a moments notice. This is very similar to the original apple product, including the different color light.Published on May 30, 2013 by jeb
My older MAC Powerbook needed a power cord and you guys were able to supply me one in mint condition and exactly the one I needed when it was not easy to find…including the MAC... Read morePublished on February 18, 2013 by Brian Nahas
Great product, excellent price. My daughter uses it when she travels. It was her favorite Christmas gift, I'm glad I could purchase it at your site.Published on January 21, 2013 by Karen Daniel
Not sure if it is my computer or the charger but it did not work hope it was only my computerPublished on December 27, 2012 by Virginia A. Ford
While I have 3 to sell, I have to say, ALL of them work great. Did for the entire time I used my Titanium, G4's, and other laptops. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Eve UrAlly
This adapter/extension cord worked for five months. It did not hold a charge more than about 15 minutes the entire time. Read morePublished on September 6, 2012 by Chryso