I think my replacement charger is fake

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tekno, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. tekno
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    In fact, I'm quite sure of it. But before I go accusing the company and asking for a refund, could anyone offer some confirmation?

    I've gone to About This Mac, System Report etc. etc. and the AC Charger information is as follows:

    AC Charger Information:

    Connected: Yes
    ID: 0x0100
    Wattage (W): 85
    Revision: 0x0000
    Family: 0x00ba
    Serial Number: 0x00a0caf9
    Charging: No

    The very fact that it's actually a 45W charger (apparently) says to me it's definitely fake, but is this confirmation of that fact?

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    By the way, here is the listing:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0030BSE9U/ref=oh_details_o00_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  2. alphaod
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    The 45W charger is for a MacBook Air; looks like you bought the wrong one.
     
  3. ValSalva
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    I looked at that Amazon listing and you are not the only one to think it's not genuine Apple. You can always return it.
     
  4. Fireball Dragon
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  5. larry918
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    Yup, I'm going to be a follower here. Fooled me for a sec, but then I took a look at the "L". Definitely not Apple-made.
     
  6. LeeM
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    The L? That's what the first gen air chargers looked like.
     
  7. flynz4
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    The original MBAs (through 2009) had the plastic barrel on the "L". In 2010 & 2011, the barrel was changed to metal. In 2012, the "L" was changed to a "T" along with the change to MagSafe 2.

    I am not sure of the model numbers... but this looks to me like it the ones from a an early MBA (through 2009).

    /Jim
     
  8. tekno
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    I've ordered a genuine one from Apple. It's taking forever to arrive but when it does, I'll compare the two. I still think this one is fake though.
     

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