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Apple 60W Power Adapter for MacBook

3.2 out of 5 stars 389 customer reviews

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  • 60 Watts Power
  • AC adapter is made specifically for your MacBook. Genuine Apple - Original Apple parts - Authentic OEM Apple AC adapter
  • 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.

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Product Description

The 60 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.

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Technical Details

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Brand Name Apple
Series A1184
Item model number MA538LL/A
Item Weight 15.2 ounces
Product Dimensions 8.2 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 8.25 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches
Color White

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ASIN B000FQ245I
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3.2 out of 5 stars 389 customer reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #4,936 in Computers & Accessories > Laptop Accessories > Chargers & Adapters
Shipping Weight 15.2 ounces
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First Available October 2, 2001

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Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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By B. Tiedt on December 30, 2009
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My wife's white Macbook's original power adapter's cable ripped and was no longer reliable, so we needed to get a new one. Luckily, I checked Amazon before I checked out at Best Buy and paid full price. This is a valid genuine Apple replacement adapter, just at a cheaper price.

I'm not rating the design of the adapter. This product, however, does what it should -- it replaces a faulty power adapter for a Macbook.
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The name of this product claims it is a genuine apple product, this is not the case. This is not an older over stock item being cleared out as the price and model would imply. This is a knockoff product and the product name should reflect this, something along the lines of "Power adapter for (macbook) made by (knockoff maker)" would be more appropriate.
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There's a major flaw in design of this apple power adapter, and
it's the ultra thin cord and its common point of bending at where
it connects to the macbook, specifically at just before the magsafe
ending. After using my macbook for a year, the cord suddenly smelled
like it was burning.. the covering on the cord melted off.. sparked
smoked some more.. then kaput completely, argh! googled cost for new
one, $80 bucks a pop. Checked out apple's site for reviews on same
adapter and same problem came up with others.. over and over again.
I luv apple comps., but this power adapter is faulty. Go read the
reviews at apple's site! Almost 600 now, and most negative.. having
same burnout happening to others in usually same spot. I suggest
contacting your local apple service center and getting the tech
support number with Apple and talking with them before dishing out
your mula. I'll grab a new one if they don't replace, but will
definately re-inforce this area around magnetic end so as not to
create a stresspoint that breaks the connection. Just a heads-up.
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I am on my third adapter in the past year, the plastic wire cover breaks at the connecter and no longer functions. After the first two went out I was extremly careful about using this cord and it still broke! and as Apple has a patent on this product I cant get one by a different manufacturer, I am stuck ordering yet another one. Let me know if someone is starting a law suit over this one!
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Amazon selected a seller that sent me a non-apple substitute for my purchase. It failed electrically after two hours of use - burned through the cord and melted the white plastic. We have two other true Apple adapters in our household and I would rate them 5 stars. After three weeks of waiting for the seller to resolve this issue and another week of waiting for Amazon to resolve this issue, nothing has been done about my faulty, fake charger. I rate Amazon no stars and will NEVER use them again. In summary, an Apple charger is a fantastic product, but don't purchase it from Amazon. You will not get what you are expecting, neither in product nor in service!
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Despite the claim in the write-up which states that this comes with an AC cord for maximum length, none was provided... It has the DC connector only.
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The cable insulation is delicate and wears out at the magnetic end making it unusable at the least, and a serious safety hazard at the worst. As if that wasn't enough, the adapter is too pricey for frequent replacement, and there is no way to replace just the damaged cable.

That being said, I found it OK to purchase one from third party sellers. I was hesitant at first because of the low price, but after recently ordering one from "smart_parts_usa", I think it is a good deal. The item comes without the extension cable, but if you are replacing an older adapter, you probably still have the extension cable anyway.
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HEY, the MacBook Air-style adapter is finally available and the price is the same. Ditch this old junk and buy the new one.

The comment below applies to the Apple original adapter, not knock-off or used items.

Although we Apple product users have been spoiled by the ingenious design found in the power adapter since the second generation of PowerBook Titanium was introduced almost eight years ago, there are still serious flaws.

I will mention the timeless and positive elements first.

1. removable/exchangeable power connector. This allows you to leave the long power cable connected in the office and at home, and just switch out the flip-prong plug. This way you don't have to bend down and unplug the whole cord, not to mention the weight saving when you travel.

2. for the same wattage, Apple's adapter is far smaller and lighter than other notebook brands' adapters or other 'Apple compatible' after-market adapters.

3. although nothing new, the MagSafe connector provides added protection when someone trips over the cable or if you accidentally 'run' away with the MacBook/MacBook Pro.

4. you may buy an expensive 'figure-8' connector at each location that you frequently visit, so you don't have to hunt for AC outlet each time you need to use your power adapter.

Now, the ugly.

1. to make the power cord more flexible, the material inside of the cable is prone to wear and breaks easily (breakage inside cannot be seen unless you X-ray it).

2. after seven years of problems, Apple has learned to turn the power cable 90°. The biggest problem with the side-accessed design is that we often have materials next to the computer as we work, so those cables and connectors just get in the way.
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