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Apple - MagSafe 85W Power Adapter for 15" and 17" MacBook® Pro - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3665 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    These things always break

    Posted
    omgjustletmepostalready
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    My wife and I each have a Macbook. Hers is a 13" white Macbook from 2006 and mine is a Macbook Pro from early 2007. I have had problems with the chargers ever since we bought them. I actually had my first one replaced for free by Apple because it was the old design that would apparently fray at the end and there was a known defect for that (note that my cord showed no signs of visual damage or fraying yet quit working). Kudos to Apple for that -- even more so because it was just after my warranty had expired so technically I was no longer covered. Since having that first charger replaced for free I can find receipts for at least 4 other chargers and I'm pretty OCD about taking care of my technological gadgets. I have never had to purchase so many chargers for a laptop. The new design of these things doesn't seem to help and at this point I'm pretty convinced that Apple is deliberately manufacturing poor quality chargers as some sort of evil scheme to suck even more money out of their customers. No matter how careful I am with my charger it still seems to fail within a year or so. Fortunately I'm selling my Macbook Pro so I won't have to deal with this much longer. Note: The cashier at Best Buy told me that he has had similar problems with his Macbook charger, but he has the Best Buy protection plan and because of this, Best Buy will replace his chargers for free. It may be worth purchasing this additional protection because it probably costs less than the insane number of chargers you will need to purchase over the life of your Macbook.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The darn Apple Power Supply!

    Posted
    mitchsbb
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    I recently purchased a new Apple-made power supply for my MacBook Pro laptop. It works great. But I should never have had to buy a new one! Bow wow, woof woof.... Grrrr. BUT, I HAD to buy a new power supply because, in my opinion, the DESIGN of this power supply is very poor. Yes, I said APPLE POOR DESIGN. If you use an Apple laptop, you know that the power supply is very awkward to handle and use. It rarely stays where you put it. I do LIKE the magnetic connection at the laptop end. It's a great idea, and it keeps the thinner cord attached to the laptop port quite well. The thicker cable behaves differently than most power or extension cords behave. I think the way this cable behaves (it's sort of "springy" and it resists being coiled) contributed to the way the square part to which it is attached (on my old, now broken, power supply) fell off the bed and hit my hardwood floor. Something inside broke. It now rattles when shaken. To be just plain safe, I decided to replace my old, rattling, power supply with a new one. The square, white, plastic part (which is the heaviest part of the power supply) needs a re-design! I think some kind of protective cover would help protect this part when it does fall down - because it does fall quite often. Maybe something like a cell phone protective case, designed to fit and allowed to vent the heat that's produced. Otter makes a great one for my cell phone... It makes me wonder if new power supply sales keep Apple's profits up.... That Darn Apple Power Supply!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sick of Buying These!

    Posted
    Anonymous
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    My wish: To make the thin cord that connects to your laptop twice as thick and more resistant to wear and tear. This is the third replacement power cord I've had to buy in the past year and a half. I tried to take them to be fixed, but that's even more expensive and I'm told by the technicians that it's nearly impossible. I find it frustrating that there is only one product on the market that charges a Macbook... and that it breaks down / melts down / mysteriously stops working so easily. Having to $79.99 plus tax every six months isn't what I consider a mark of good craftsmanship or design. These are for laptops. People have to pack them in bags, take them around town... it shouldn't be made the same as a little thin cord that can sit safely on a desk for years. These cords should be hardier! I travel with my cord in a protected padded bag and still... the light goes out and the power stops flowing. If there was a better product on the market, I would buy it. But since there isn't any option...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Breaks too easily

    Posted
    tamd1
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    I about to order a 3rd one in 15 months. I love my Mac, but not the power cord. On the first one, the wire detached from the plastic piece that connects to the computer. After that, I made sure to use the plastic piece to remove it as recommended by Apple. On the second one, the magnetic piece started to pull out of the plastic housing. Now the wire has come loose again & it doesn't charge at all. I don't move my laptop around a lot, so the cord usually stays plugged in. I have tripped on it before-but isn't that the point of the magnetic connection? This should not fall apart with normal use. I'm glad the BestBuy extended warranty I purchased covers this, otherwise I would be out an additional $160.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well, but expensive

    Posted
    Smithbucks
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    I bought this item to replace my 6-year old Macbook Pro charger that bent and frayed on the end. There are too many stories of knockoff products causing fires, so I went with this charger since I have two kids. This version definitely has a better design that stays in the power slot, and the cord doesn't bend at all. My 1 year old son can even pull on the cord without it coming out! I would expect this charger to last a few more years until my 2009 Macbook Pro finally bites the dust. My main criticism: the price is typical Apple. As usual, they get away with charging $75 for an item that probably could sell well for $50. Apple's chargers haven't changed much in 5 years, which does say something about their quality. I do think they should consider lowering their prices if they want to maintain the same design. Fortunately, I still like this charger a lot and would definitely recommend it over the generics. I just don't know if Apple will do enough to keep their products (especially Mac) interesting over the next few years.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's just a power cord

    Posted
    coasthugger
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    The good news: 1) It successfully gets power from the wall to my MacBook Pro. 2) It's got a mechanism by which you can use the long cord or the shorter one. Nifty, but ultimately unnecessary. I've never had this for my PC laptop, and never felt the lack. 3) It has a magnetic connector to the computer so it's fairly easy to plug in and unplug. Nifty, but ultimately unnecessary. I've never had this for my PC laptop, either, and have never had any sort of difficulty plugging or unplugging that power cord. The bad news: 1) It costs WAY more than it should. I mean come on, it's a power cord. Why should it cost $70 (plus tax)? I could replace my PC laptop's power cord for less than $20. It doesn't have the nifty but ultimately unnecessary features I've enumerated above, but those features are unnecessary. If I could get power from the wall to my laptop and keep an extra fifty bucks, that would be my preferred option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than the OG style magsafe adapter

    Posted
    BillFromKC
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    So my wife and I lost our second MagSafe charger in a period of 4 years, this time due to my son figuring out that he could touch it to a metal part of my recliner and create sparks. Unfortunately, this killed the chip inside the charger that IDs it to the laptop as an 85 watt MagSafe charger, so we had to replace it. The older style shares a common design (flaw) with MagSafe 2, where the cord goes straight into the plug, The newer style has the cable running into the side of the plug. In my personal option, putting the cable off to the side made this connector about 1000x better than the original. The only downside is these adapters are so darn expensive. I know that some other OEM adapters are also quite expensive, but with Apple, you don't really have much of an alternative if you need a new adapter that night. Even considering the cost, however, I highly recommend that everyone using the older style MagSafe 1 chargers upgrade to the newer style if you can justify the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, until it doesn't

    Posted
    kelly03801

    I love my mac pro, but the power cord seems to be the weak link. After three years, I'm on my third power cord, at eighty bucks a hit. I love the magnetic attachment. I am reassured that a careless passerby is less likely to pull the laptop off the table if they don't see the cord, as it will disconnect from it's magnetic socket. However, the cords are very thin, with a very thin protective coating, and mine have seemed susceptible: to pets, furniture, vaccuums, chair legs...resulting in small microtears which ultimately disrupt the integrity of the cord and necessitate their replacement within a year. Over time, the power becomes spotty, and the cord starts to overheat at the connection. At eighty bucks each, these seem like a lot of problems for a necessary component.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Serviceable

    Posted
    JW12
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    This product does the job it's supposed to do. The L-shape connection has been problematic for me in the past…I bumped it once and it ceased to function, hence the need to replace it. It's a steep price for something that isn't more durable. I had one that was the former T-shaped connection, and the prongs that plug into the electrical outlet on that one became loosened from the unite. I can still use it, but it's fragile. Am I satisfied? No. Do I have another choice? Not that I know of. I generally like Apple products, but this one has been less than satisfactory for me, although when it's operating, it does supply the needed power to my laptop. It's not going to get a more positive rating from me for simply connecting me to the power needed to run my laptop…not then it's this expensive. It's far to fragile for its function and price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Power Supply in the Nation

    Posted
    PowerHungry
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    I can't believe I was lucky enough to obtain this readily available power supply from Best Buy! When my Mac's old power supply broke due to not caring very well for it, I was lost. "How will I power my computer now?" I thought to my self. Well, Best Buy and Apple had the answer. They've teamed up to bring us one of the most inspirational power supplies to date. Through the power of conductive technology, insert the male end of this device into any common outlet and away you go! With a lovely color scheme #85 white...This power supply features the transformer conveniently in the exact middle of the cord. No need to worry about toddlers and dogs breaking the cable or your computer, through some kind of magic, the computer side of the cable just sticks there until someone trips over it, then it just flies off! Amazing. I strongly urge anyone looking to power a Mac laptop to purchase this device, as it is pretty much the only thing worthy of your precious personal computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Apples below average quality product

    Posted
    Luckyapple
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    This is the power charger I bought after the one I got it with my laptop and another one I bought after are broken in the same way. Surprisingly the wire break occurred at the point the L connector is connected the the power charger box for both. Also these chargers gets hot in short time. I am afraid it could explode if I leave it connected to the laptop unattended. I have seen some online posts that these are the common quality problem for Apple chargers.I am a gentle user and I am surprised what happened to the apples quality control standards and why the places like Best Buy sells such products without insisting certain quality in the products. I wish apple could come out with some kind of design change to save $$$$ for their users. I still have my old charger with broken wire if Apple/Best Buy wanted to look at. The charger box works but the wire is broken and there is no effective way to fix it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, durable charger to have!

    Posted
    Jandy6938
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    I had to buy this charger because I had lost the one that came with my laptop, and since I need my laptop for work I needed it ASAP. At first I was hesitant to buy this because of the price, but since I had no choice I bought it. I probably could have gotten a charger for a way cheaper price, but being that I have a MacBook the last thing I wanted to do was to mess it up because of a knock off charger. I was VERY pleased with my charger. The material and texture of the charger is very durable and reliable. The thing I loved the most was the length of it. The charger that came with my laptop was rather short, making it difficult to lay in my bed comfortably and charge my laptop at the same time, but this charger comes with different plug in options, giving you the choice of having a small cord or a long cord. About a week after I ended finding my charger but loved this one so much that I kept it! It's worth the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Magnetic port design

    Posted
    Josh
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    This is the same charger that you should have received when purchasing an older-generation MacBook Pro. I still have the last model 17-inch Pro that Apple released. I purchased this adapter because I misplaced my old one. It should probably be obvious from the description that this is the first MagSafe charger, not the new MagSafe 2, so if you bought a MacBook Pro in the past few years, this is probably not the right connector. It's also the 85W version, not the 60W charger for the old Macbooks and MacBook Pro 13. I don't have much to say about this charger, as you are likely only looking to replace an old one or get an extra, so you know what the charger is like. And, although you can probably buy cheaper third-party versions online, I'm always wary of such things. You tend to get what you pay for in that territory.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Need an adapter for post-mid-2012 MacBook Pros

    Posted
    DonGiovanna
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    For some strange reasons, the MagSafe 2 (the charger for all MacBook Pros after June 2012) is very hard to find. Even my local Apple Stores and Best Buys are short on them; online, every time I order what is purportedly a 'MagSafe 2' always ends up being the original MagSafe and I would have to return it. After waiting for a couple of months for the MagSafe 2 to be in stock locally (so I can in person verify that it IS a MagSafe 2 at the time of purchase!), I got tired of waiting and decided to buy the original MagSafe at Best Buy with a $10 adapter. Works like a dream with the adapter so no complaints. Only wish Apple had better anticipated the demand for its MagSafe 2 and adequately stock their retail and online stores. I dropped the rating to 4 stars because of the trouble I had to go through -- I swear I had tried at least five Apple Stores and 3 Best Buys!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't bother with cheap knockoffs/counterfeits!

    Posted
    F1Gamer
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    Pony up and buy the real thing from an authorized Apple dealer like Best Buy! Yes, it is more expensive and these should last longer, but we made the mistake of buying a "genuine" Apple charger in bulk packaging online. After noticing it ran very hot, we did some research and learned that there many counterfeits that are actually cheap China knockoffs. They look virtually identical, but these run on a constant voltage and have cheap internal parts. These factors make for dangerously hot power supply that could fry your Apple laptop. Fakes weigh less and turn on immediately. Whereas the genuine Apple charger is heavier and has slight delay in turning on as it reads the proper voltage necessary to supply your computer. Protect your investment and only buy the real thing from Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's intended

    Posted
    jaymee209
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    Bought a new charger for my Mac Powerbook after the last one's wires fried. Note to self: don't wind up the cords thoughtlessly while you shove your charger in your bag. Follow how the cord was packaged originally as best you can to prevent less wear and tear. Also make sure to unplug when your battery is fully charged! I sometimes left my laptop overcharging which no doubt had caused the wires to burn out. All in all, this charger does what it's meant to do. Most likely it'll last as long as the warranty (1 year), but that's Apple for ya. Always wanting its devoted customers to buy more. I haven't tried using other chargers manufactured by other companies, as I'm not sure how it would affect my Mac laptop. I'm not a fan of the price but luckily I had a Best Buy certificate. Not sure if the Apple store has offers like that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    shame on apple

    Posted
    tangomango
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    Apple has made a terrible replacement for their known faulty product. I made the mistake of not bringing back my old magsafe which is still covered under appecare and buying a new one (the rubber coating on the original has separated at both ends of the cord leaving plenty of exposed wires). Sadly, I've already had to exchange this new one - the replacement magsafe magnet doesn't stick to the laptop as it should.... therefore, it isn't making a good connection to charge my laptop properly. I have had several instances in the last month where my computer has shut off because it has no power and the cord shows that it is charging (orange light). I have tried other solutions like reset the p-ram, etc... the problem always comes back to the magsafe power adapter - it stinks!! BUY WITH CAUTION!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product Ever

    Posted
    IndyDrummer
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    This is the THIRD charger in two years. My girlfriend uses it with her Mac. The internet is riddled with poor reviews of this product, so mine certainly isn't the first. You have no choice over the charger you have to buy, so it certainly is a terrible situation for the consumer. One recommendation is to be EXTREMELY cautious with winding the cord that leads from the charger to the computer. The reinforcement on that end is notorious for breaking much sooner than it should. Create a small loop about the length of your thumb before winding. That should prevent excessive stress, but it WILL wear out long before your Mac does. :(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Need power source/cord for MacBook

    Posted
    ladf13
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    I bought the power cord for the MacBook, a needed product. Although I store the power cord the way it is suggested by manufacturer, it still easily breaks, thus, requiring a new one. My employer has replaced it already once (along with many others from my understanding). This was not a choice purchase; it was a must purchase. The power cord did not work when I got home from work on a Friday, so I needed to purchase power source to work over the weekend. That is a major frustration b/c it is not cheap to replace at $80. Waiting for a new one from work, now I will leave a power cord at work, and I will leave the one I bought at home. In reference to recommending to a friend, obviously if you have a MacBook, you have to buy it...otherwise I would not recommend..disappointed in the power cord's design.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Necessary Item

    Posted
    Pandapar
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    I do not know why, but everyone I know tells me these cords all break at the same spot. Mine lasted for 3 years before I noticed it splitting. I put three small wooden pieces on the sides and wrapped it tightly with electrical tape, but even that did not stop it from splitting and eventually not charging my computer. This does the job you expect it to do until it begins to split. Since people say laptops are only expected to last 3 to 5 years, I figure this one will last me until it is time to update my computer. I do not know why Apple cannot produce a cord that will last for the life of the product especially when I am not using the cord outside my home and the cord does not get twisted or shoved in and out of book bags.

    I would recommend this to a friend