Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter (for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro)

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  • Overview

    The 85 Watt MagSafe Power Adapter features a magnetic DC connector that ensures your power cable will disconnect if it experiences undue strain and helps prevent fraying or weakening of the cables over time. In addition, the magnetic DC helps guide the plug into the system for a quick and secure connection.

    When the connection is secure, an LED located at the head of the DC connector will light; an amber light lets you know that your portable is charging, while a green light tells you that you have a full charge. An AC cord is provided with the adapter for maximum cord length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect traveling companion, the adapter has a clever design which allows the DC cable to be wound neatly around itself for easy cable storage.

    This power adapter recharges the lithium polymer battery while the system is off, on, or in sleep mode. It also powers the system if you choose to operate without a battery.

    Compatible with 15- or 17-inch MacBook Pro.

    Not sure if this is the right power adapter for your Mac?

    See this article for more details about choosing the right one.

    Knowing which specific Mac model you have is important. If you are running OS X Lion (10.7) or later go to the “” menu at the top left of your screen, choose “About this Mac” then click the “More Info...” button. Your Mac model and generation will be displayed.

    If you are running an earlier version of OS X, you can enter your serial number here to find out which model you have.

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    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Better, but still not good engineering

      I thought the magnetic connection would solve the problem with my previous Powerbook cord fraying. It didn't. 18 months, and I'm having to wiggle the cord aroun I thought the magnetic connection would solve the problem with my previous Powerbook cord fraying. It didn't. 18 months, and I'm having to wiggle the cord around to get power. Of course, Apple will sell me another one for $79, when my problem is that $1 worth of wire broke. Here's an idea: why not make the portion of the cable that attaches to the transformer detachable? Then when the connector frays, as it inevitably will, you could buy a $10 cord instead of paying $79 for the whole power adapter. But I guess that would eliminate a big source of profit for Apple.

      • Written by John G from Bowie

      6032 of 6518 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Better, but still not good engineering

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Dear Apple

      Dear Apple - stop being stupid. For such a great engineering company, why can't you get the obvious things fixed. These cords fray at the connector. ALL of them Dear Apple - stop being stupid. For such a great engineering company, why can't you get the obvious things fixed. These cords fray at the connector. ALL of them do. Sometimes at the power brick, sometimes at the Mac end. Then I have to go spend 80 bucks for another adapter - when all I really need is the cord. So do the right thing, and put a MagSafe connector on BOTH ends of the cord, and a MagSafe jack on the side of the power brick just like the one on the side of the computer. Then, I could (1) disconnect the cord completely from the adapter when it's in my bag, and not have to worry about the cord getting bent and broken where it connects to the power brick, (2) could have my choice of cord lenghts - maybe a short one for my desk and a long one when I travel, and (3) I could replace JUST THE CORD if it got damaged or worn, for something like 5 or 6 bucks instead of 80. What do you think? Would it be so hard to do?

      • Written by Brad F from Lawrence

      4425 of 4520 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Dear Apple

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Yes for Unibody, No for older MBP's

      Own Early 2008 MBP and Late 2009 MBP. Works on the unibody, does not on my early 2008. The port on the new MacBooks are smaller and more shallow, this charger Own Early 2008 MBP and Late 2009 MBP. Works on the unibody, does not on my early 2008. The port on the new MacBooks are smaller and more shallow, this charger reflects this change and will not make contact with older ports found on non-unibody. Buyer beware, save yourself the hassle and find an 'I" MagSafe charger if you have a non-unibody.

      • Written by Steven R from Whitby

      1628 of 2119 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Yes for Unibody, No for older MBP's

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Short-circuited my Macbook

      I've been using this charger since 2 years and the cord at the base of the adapter started fraying after a year and soon after that the contact was loose. Most I've been using this charger since 2 years and the cord at the base of the adapter started fraying after a year and soon after that the contact was loose. Most of the time it simply didn't charge so I had to play around with the cord to make it work again. Today it was the usual but suddenly the cord sparked and short-circuited my Macbook. I was working on something important while this happened which infuriated me. I'd rather buy a laptop from another brand now than this poor-quality/designed overpriced power adapter.

      • Written by Tommy T from Berlin

      Is this review useful?Short-circuited my Macbook

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Terrible design

      This is the worst charger I've ever had. The cord snaps near the base and there is no way to replace the cord, you have to replace the whole charger for $80. This is the worst charger I've ever had. The cord snaps near the base and there is no way to replace the cord, you have to replace the whole charger for $80. If the cord wasn't attached in such a terrible location, it wouldn't fray as easily. The base of the cord should be reinforced or removable so it does not bend and break.

      • Written by Alexis S from Greensboro

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Terrible design

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Absolute garbage

      This product barely lasts a year before the plastic coating disintegrates. My first one happened close to the magnetic head, the last two in the middle of the c This product barely lasts a year before the plastic coating disintegrates. My first one happened close to the magnetic head, the last two in the middle of the cord. Apple should offer free replacement or take the defective product off the market. At $100 a pop, it's outrageous that these things are so very poorly made.

      • Written by ingrid k from north saanich

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Absolute garbage

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