I have the following Apple MacBook Pro Power adapter:

60W MagSafe PV85 Ouptput 16.5v--3.65A ADP-60AD T

Model No. A1344

Instead of buying a Power Adapter, is it ok to buy an Extension power cord (Found this on eBay)?

Will I be still be able to charge my MacBook with this?

2 Answers 2


Power adapter and cable

The extension cord is the part on the right. One came with your power adapter, and it goes between the adapter and the wall. A new one would work fine with your current power adapter but won't do anything by itself.

  • I don't think i got a extension cord free with my macbook. So what you say is that there is no point in buying an extension cord, because i will not be able to charge my MacBook Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:41
  • It sounds like the problem is that the MagSafe connector at the top-left of that photo is damaged. No, the extension won't help.
    – gabedwrds
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:48
  • Can i replace the MagSafe connector (5 Pin part) with another ? Is there any other cheap replacement device (when compared with the Power Adapter) i could use to charge my Machine ? Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:50
  • No, sorry. You'll need a new power adapter.
    – gabedwrds
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:55
  • Thanks, In my power adapter it says A1344 as its part number, but can i use any of the following part numbers A1172, A1181, A1184, MA538LL/A, 661-0443, 661-4269, 661-4485, 661-4259, 661-4339 Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 16:01

If you just change the head of the adapter there's no reason you couldn't charge your MBP.

  • How can i change it ? It is fixed right. Sorry i am new to this Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:38
  • No the head is a removable part of the adapter and you can replace it with the power cord. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:39
  • Could you show me an image of the head (which you are talking about ?). the problem i have is that the 5 pin part has got corroded. Can i replace this ? Help Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:42
  • ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41WmEIwOtgL._SL500_AA300_.jpg Here the head is removed. Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:44
  • The MagSafe end (the 5-pin part) is firmly attached to the power adapter and not replaceable.
    – gabedwrds
    Commented Oct 3, 2012 at 15:46

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