I think my replacement charger is fake

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

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    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?


    By the way, here is the listing:

  2. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    San Jose (CA)
    The 45W charger is for a MacBook Air; looks like you bought the wrong one.
  3. macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    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. macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    Chigwell, England
  5. macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2013
    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. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 1, 2012
    The L? That's what the first gen air chargers looked like.
  7. macrumors 68040

    Aug 9, 2009
    Portland, OR
    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).

  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2011
    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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