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 up; 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 lead is provided with the adapter for maximum lead length, while the AC wall adapter (also provided) gives users an even easier and more compact way to travel.

    Designed to be the perfect travelling companion, the adapter has a clever design that 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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    • 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

      5145 of 5246 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

      1692 of 2192 people found this useful

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

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job

      While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the While its fine and dandy that they changed one end of the cord, its the other end that is most likely to malfunction. I love my macs no doubt about it - but the magsafe adapters make me hate apple. The magsafe is such an expensive devise and at the same time the cord is so prone to braking off where it is connected to the charger. And then you cant just buy a new cord...you HAVE to buy a whole new charger...this is both very bad for the consumer and also for the environment. I really hope apple will soon realise that this way of milking costumers is not viable in the 21th century. So I beg you Apple: please fix the real problem and make a magsafe with a detachable cord.

      • Written by Hakim Jonas G from København N

      694 of 726 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?They kinda fixed teh second most important problem...wow great job

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Old T-shape still undamaged after 10 yrs, this L one broke INSIDE THE HEAD

      ALL HAIL THE NEW SUICIDE CONNECTOR! Brand new 2 months ago and broke inside the head in no time, it's very confusing and you think it's your laptop but it isn' ALL HAIL THE NEW SUICIDE CONNECTOR! Brand new 2 months ago and broke inside the head in no time, it's very confusing and you think it's your laptop but it isn't, it's breaking inside the head, HERE'S WHAT APPLE WILL NEVER TELL YOU: The cables are cheaply designed and the ends assembled by robots that can't do the math for the cheap lazy humans. One wire wraps around an insulated wire and after it's been unwrapped and re-twisted to be soldered, it's way too short and doesn't reach the (verylong) PCB in the magsafe head. The PCB is nearly twice the length of the magnetic connector so that sleek looking aluminium barrel is (as near as makes no difference) where the wire itself stops - which it really shouldn't, hence the "suicide connector" Therefore the strain relief is barely a strain relief at all, it's actually the length of ally barrel they needed in the first place to give these things a chance of never breaking (like the old T-shape they've mysteriously gone back to) It would seem deliberate - as we all know solder is not a gap filler and yet it's being used as one - and I hope there's a "snapgate" or something out of this that makes apple buck their ideas up. For anyone uncertain and ESPECIALLY APPLE: I have never broken a cable in my life, I have always been amazed I've held onto the old (dailly used) T-style magsafe 1 based on the form-over-function design and the resulting poor quality of it and I'm not surprised an L-style was my first breakage. Not that I'm gonna take responsibility for it, that's all on apple for using solder as a gap filler and not making the barrel anywhere near long enough to protect the solder joints.

      • Written by Ceri H from Stowmarket

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Old T-shape still undamaged after 10 yrs, this L one broke INSIDE THE HEAD

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      What a poor quality product

      As an Apple advocate I am disappointed to be on here writing this negative review; however, unfortunately I have no choice. The charger has a major defect in As an Apple advocate I am disappointed to be on here writing this negative review; however, unfortunately I have no choice. The charger has a major defect in the design for the laptop input to the charger converter and the end of this cable literally breaks off if you are not careful. The thickness of the cables make it very hard to stash away safely and bending the cables causes splits in the protection and results in faults when charging. I can't believe this product hasn't changed in 5 years with so many poor reviews. It's obvious the product needs a resign to address the endless list of flaws with it. Then there is the price... $129 (AUD) is an absolute joke for a charger and a charger of such poor quality. Fix your junk Apple. Cheers,

      • Written by Matthew B from Freshwater

      Is this review useful?What a poor quality product

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Wasteful design

      As others have said, a major design fault means the whole lot needs replacing, instead of just the lead, when it inevitably fails. About as un-green as you can As others have said, a major design fault means the whole lot needs replacing, instead of just the lead, when it inevitably fails. About as un-green as you can make a product. If Apple can get it right with USB chargers, they could have done it with this design.

      • Written by Gilly C from Weybridge

      Is this review useful?Wasteful design

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