Power Adapter Repair DC Cord: Worthwhile?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Christopher11, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Christopher11 macrumors regular

    Christopher11

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    Hi. I noticed this when I was searching for an 85w magsafe adapter for my 2012 MB Pro 15". It's almost always the connector that goes on these, as you know. I wonder, does this repair work? How feasible is it to do so? By that I mean, does this repair require special tools, etc? I think I can connect two wires. Thank you for any reply.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/45W-60W-85W...657254?hash=item464e41f966:g:DikAAOSw2GlXGL3Q
     
  2. priitv8 macrumors 68040

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    There are at least 2 things to consider here:
    1) That very connector includes the chip that tells your MacBook if the brick has 45, 60 or 85W output power. So, despite similar look, the MagSafe connector is brick-specific. I have no info, if that data could be coded into chip by the end user.
    2) There seems to be no way to open the brick so that it doesn't suffer cosmetic damage.

    Check this for more info: http://www.righto.com/2013/06/teardown-and-exploration-of-magsafe.html
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repairing+Apple+AC+Adapter+Broken+Cable/20434
     
  3. Christopher11 thread starter macrumors regular

    Christopher11

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    Good Lord! That's more than I wanna do. ; Thank you for that link. Not so simple, I see. Yeah, I'll just keep buying replacements. I wish Apple would make these so they don't fray at the connector.
     

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