Macbook: Lost little part of the AC adapter!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chaseardoin7, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. chaseardoin7 macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    yikes!
    well i did the thing that I've known for a long time that I would eventually do. I have totally lost the little part of the ac adpter that is removable. I'm sure you guys know what i'm talking about, its the piece with the two prongs that can fold in and out and can be removed from the power block.

    what are my options now? it's still under warranty.
    could i just call tech support and buy a replacement?
    do i have to buy an entirely new adapter just for that piece?

    anyone know or had this happen to them before?

    thanks

    -chase :apple:
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    You could buy the world travel adapter kit for $40. ...Not exactly cheap, but still cheaper than a new adapter. Link


    You could also try ebay.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    If you buy apples World Traveller kit, you'll get the prongs for all over the world, including the two pronged US one. I don't believe you can buy them individually though but the world traveller kit is cheaper than buying a whole new AC adapter.

    Edit: Beaten to it by EricNau
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

    iMeowbot

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    Yeah, call Apple and see if they can help you. At the very worst, you'll end up having to buy the travel kit, which gets you the part you need plus prongs for a whole bunch of other countries that you probably don't need (unless you happen to travel overseas, then it would be a nifty thing to have).

    You might also try looking around for an old iPod adapter, may be cheaper than the travel kit and the pluggy bit is the same.
     
  5. chaseardoin7 thread starter macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    lol, oh wow, thanks for mentioning about the old iPod adapter. I actually have one in my closet! haha, u just saved me some money! :D

     
  6. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Why don't you just use the longer cable that came with it?
     
  7. chaseardoin7 thread starter macrumors regular

    chaseardoin7

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    lol

    better yet, i just used the one that came with my iPhone, it works fine. lol
     
  8. mac4drew macrumors regular

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    Yeah it's actually a pretty standard plug on that thing, if memory serves me I believe I've even used an Xbox cord in a pinch.
     

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