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The plug portion of my power adapter broke off. Fortunately, this piece of the adapter seems to just slide off of the main adapter body, attaching via a round metal piece. So basically I would just need to find a new plug assembly and slide it on.

Has anyone ever done this, or know where I could find such a replacement part? Can't find anything on

Here's an example of what my adapter looks like now:

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It looks like this is intentionally replaceable for the purpose of international electrical socket compatibility, so you'd think it'd be easy to find a new plug piece... ?

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Also - look in your original mac box - there should be a long three prong cord that will fit the same place as the broken two-prong plastic "duck-head" that is missing in the picture above. – bmike Aug 27 '11 at 6:27
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If you take the "broken" piece in to the store (or call in to AppleCare) they can sell you a "replacement" piece as a "repair" part. Don't worry - it is a brand new piece, not something that is repaired. I think they cost around $10.

I don't think you can order just that piece - but it is included in the updated Apple World Travel Adapter Kit along with an iPad charger, USB cord and the worldwide plugs. This kit is $39 in the US.

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Thanks @bmike! Would you happen to know if this would be covered under an active AppleCare? – Ian Aug 27 '11 at 3:07
The warranty (and therefore AppleCare) specifically excludes external damage - so it's really up to AppleCare. I've never seen one break other than due to physical forces, but I would say take it in (or call) and ask. My personal experience is AppleCare looks for any reason to cover things (i.e. consumer friendly)- so even though it's probably not covered, you might ask anyhow. I've only broken these by the adapter shearing them - when a pet (or me being careless) side swipes it while it's in the wall. I've been able to see the plastic welds were there and it simply broke. – bmike Aug 27 '11 at 6:25
yep, thats exactly what happened to it. i did remember about the three prong cord after posting this. originally, i wasn't sure what it was for. then i put 2 and 2 together... ;) – Ian Aug 28 '11 at 18:06

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