Macbook AC adapter broke

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by allisonv7, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. allisonv7 macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2004
    Hi All,

    I have a Macbook and the removable part on my charger broke. Fortunately the magnetic end pulled out of the computer, but unfortunately for whatever reason the brick pulled right off the wall attachment. I don't even know if I'm calling it the right thing so I've attached a photo indicating the part I'm talking about.


    Anyways, I have the thing barely hanging together and plugged in the wall but obviously this is not a permanent fix, It's safe, but is going to be a pain, so I'd like to replace the part. Do you know if this would be covered under Applecare? I bought the extended warranty. I saw a couple on ebay, but that is really a last resort for me (bad past experiences)

    Thanks for any help!

  2. sickmacdoc macrumors 68020


    Jun 14, 2008
    New Hampshire
    I would guess that they will consider that end-user damage if you call AppleCare, but oftentimes a trip into an Apple store and a visit to the Genius Bar leads to much more positive results in cases like this.

    If that doesn't work I would sure rather buy one at an Apple store or via the Apple online store site than eBay myself. Apple has both the 60w for the MacBook and 85w for the MacBook Pro at the same price- $79. The reason I bring up the MBP pro one is that one person commented that the MBP one works fine with the MacBook and runs cooler (since it is using less of its rated capacity in use).

    Good luck!
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Do you have the 3' cable that came with it (the one that snaps into that spot), you could just use that instead.
  4. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    When Apple Thailand replaced my power adapter, it didn't come with a new two-prong attachment (like your broken one). They told me that would cost extra. That's Apple Thailand though - Apple US often contradicts what Apple Thailand tells me. Just ask until you get the answer you like ;)

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