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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    • 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

      5443 of 5546 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

      1722 of 2224 people found this useful

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

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Why won't Apple fix these awful power cords?

      Well, the answer is clear. They are horribly overpriced at $80 and they break every 8 months or so. Clearly a goldmine for Apple. In the past 3 years, I've h Well, the answer is clear. They are horribly overpriced at $80 and they break every 8 months or so. Clearly a goldmine for Apple. In the past 3 years, I've had one break near the magnetic end and one near the wall plug end. A third just mysteriously quit working, though it looks brand new. I am very careful with these cords, but it makes no difference. Also, they get dangerously hot. I had just talked my mom into switching from PC to Mac, but honestly now I might talk her back into a PC. I know these complaints are not new. Several reviews say the same thing. So when is Apple going to fix the problem? Or at least come up with a "Buy 3 Cords Get 1 Free" deal?

      • Written by J N from Dallas

      699 of 726 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Why won't Apple fix these awful power cords?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Fried power cord?

      In a year I have bought two adapters 60w and 85w for my Mac. After some time of using them suddenly they quit working both same symptoms. They have felt very ho In a year I have bought two adapters 60w and 85w for my Mac. After some time of using them suddenly they quit working both same symptoms. They have felt very hot on the end of the cord , the one side of the cord that goes inserted to the side of the laptop. After a couple weeks they stop working and I have to buy a new power adapter. Im really getting tired of this. Please make good quality products.

      • Written by Leticia O from Compton

      Is this review useful?Fried power cord?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Why the racket?

      Dear Apple, You're on course to soon be the first ever $1 TRILLION company. Perhaps for good reason, I might add. Your power adapters (85W MagSafe for 15- Dear Apple, You're on course to soon be the first ever $1 TRILLION company. Perhaps for good reason, I might add. Your power adapters (85W MagSafe for 15- and 17-inch MacBook Pro), in particular are poorly engineered and exceedingly overpriced. I think the general public recognizes your value as a company - why scalp us on poorly designed accessories?

      • Written by Charlie W from Magnolia

      Is this review useful?Why the racket?

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Cords are poor quality, they fail and can’t be replaced.

      The cord connecting the charger to the computer will fail and since it isn’t modular, you have to replace the entire charger. Such a waste of our earth’s reso The cord connecting the charger to the computer will fail and since it isn’t modular, you have to replace the entire charger. Such a waste of our earth’s resources. If Apple were more environmentally responsible they would make the cord replaceable. The cords for iPhone chargers are replaceable, why not the big chargers too?

      • Written by Clyde K from Carlisle

      Is this review useful?Cords are poor quality, they fail and can’t be replaced.

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