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MacBook Pro Charger breaking

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Day28 Calculating status...
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Mar 19, 2013 2:50 PM

I have bought two mac chargers over the past two years and they have broken. Has anyone else had this problem? I cannot keep buying chargers surely they should last longer than a year at a time

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    Mar 19, 2013 3:09 PM (in response to Day28)

    Genuine Apple power adapters will last as long as your Mac, if you take care of them:

     

    Using and maintaining your Apple MagSafe Adapter

     

    Reducing cable strain on your MagSafe power adapter

  • ZCosgrave Calculating status...
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    Nov 13, 2013 7:13 PM (in response to John Galt)

    I've had literally 10+ of these cords break on me...The very first time I got the "this is how you wrap it without straining it" lecture. They're total crap...

  • GeekBoy.from.Illinois Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Nov 13, 2013 8:34 PM (in response to Day28)

    The charger sitting on my desk, in use with my current MBP was the original one which shipped with my previous MBP.  I purchased that machine in Late 2007, and the 85W charger is still working fine and sits here on my desk for use with my current system (a Late 2011 MBP).  I have the charger that came with the Late 2011 MBP when I bought it 2 years ago in my backpack and it gets carried around and used almost every day, and it also is still working with no issues.

     

    I did purchase a 3rd party "clone" power adapter for my older system, and it still works, although the flip-out prongs" connector has gone bad, and I had to use it with an external cabel to plug it in.  That charger is still with my old MBP with a new owner and they are using both fine with no issues that I know of, other than the vendor sold it as an 85W adapter, but it was really only a 45W adapter...

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