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stroppydave 05-10-2007 03:54 AM

85W power adapter problem

I have a Macbook Pro, a little over a year old. The external power adapter no longer works, and seems to be due to a break in the wire near the adapter end. Clearly this should be easy to fix but I cannot see how to break into the adapter to make a repair! Is there an easy method to get into it without destroying it?

many thanks,


Kash 05-10-2007 04:05 AM

I would suggest getting a replacement from Apple instead of messing around with it on your own. For starters, Apple will most likely give you a free replacement. Second, messing with it yourself will result in voiding the warranty, and thus getting rid of the whole free thing.

kgeier82 05-10-2007 07:12 PM

make sure if you are going to fix it yourself to have it plugged in too!


why would you even bother trying to fix it yourself? its not one of those things

stroppydave 05-11-2007 04:47 AM

Apple will not replace the thing under warranty.

Couldn't undo the power supply - glued firmly in place.

Yesterday I removed the rubber plug around the wire at the power adapter (with a screwdriver and cutters) and saw that the ground wire was indeed broken. A little solder and a bit of tape around the repair and all is now good in the world!



Kash 05-11-2007 04:49 AM

What do you mean Apple wouldn't replace it under warranty? It's a result of faulty manufacturing, they are compelled under their warranty to replace it for you. You can't take no for an answer, be persistent.

Though now that you've cracked it open and soldered it yourself, your bargaining position has sort of eroded away....

stroppydave 05-11-2007 10:51 AM

sorry - what I meant to say was that the machine is out of warranty so Apple will not replace it!

Kash 05-11-2007 12:32 PM

Oh ok, that makes more sense :P

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