If your Apple Power Adapter is fraying at the edges, help is on the way. Apple has issued an Adapter Replacement Program, which will allow you to replace your broken, bent or strained adapter with a brand new 85 W MagSafe Adapter. And the best part is that it’s FREE!
The replacement adapter is the new style in-line magnet instead of the original “T” style connection. The in-line connection is an improvement over our already favorite power supply. When the MagSafe came out, it was one of those attention-to-detail features that Mac enthusiasts have come to expect from Apple. No longer would our laptops end up on the Starbucks floor when some careless latte drinker tripped over our power cord. No, instead the magnet would gracefully pull out of the connection leaving our laptop peacefully on the table. Did Apple need to create the MagSafe, no, does it make the “Apple experience” the best computing experience – Absolutely!
Contact your OC Techstars Representative to find out how to qualify for the free adapter replacement program.
And, if you have already purchased a replacement adapter, don’t worry. Apple will refund all or part of the replacement purchase price. See the MagSafe Power Adapter Settlement page for details on obtaining a refund. Just don’t wait too long as you will need to submit your settlement claim before March 21, 2012.