3rd party magsafe power adapters?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skiltrip, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Anyone know where one could get a 3rd party magsafe power adapter for a 13" MBP? I'd like to get a second one to just keep at my desk for when I "dock", and the other one for when I'm going mobile.

    Is there anything quality out there 3rd party and cheaper than Apple's price?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't trust a non-Apple adapter. They're specifically designed to work with the MBP and the battery. I'm not willing to risk my MBP to save a few dollars.
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    MagSafe has never been licensed outside of Apple. Use at your own risk.
     
  4. leftywamumonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, Apple doesn't allow third parties to use MagSafe adapters, or mini-display. Which means the product isn't legally on the market. So, the question is,
    Are you going to put gas you found in your backyard in your Lamborghini?
    I would recommend that you protect your investment.
     
  5. skiltrip thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks for the answers. I figured as much. I definitely didn't want to buy anything until I asked on here first. Glad I did.
     
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  8. simsaladimbamba

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    So these MDP products from Monoprice are actually Apple's?
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=mini+displayport&x=0&y=0

    And Monoprice just sells them then?

    I thought DisplayPort and MDP are license fee free, though one needs to get a license to manufacture such products. And for MDP one has to contact Apple.

    I'm just confused by the comment made by leftywamumonkey and want to make sense of it.

     
  9. LinkMx macrumors member

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    Not that is has anything to do with the main topic but mini display port was created by Apple but added to the display port spec. I mean there are even graphic cards by AMD with mini display port.
     
  10. jetblk328i macrumors 6502

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    Don't do it. Not worth saving a few bucks and wrecking an expensive laptop.
     
  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    It's easy enough to buy openbox/refurb genuine Apple adapters for substantially less than the new price that I wouldn't buy a third-party adapter.

    See a post I made yesterday in a similar thread for a link to an ebay seller I bought an openbox 60W adapter from that's been working great. You could also check out macsales.com for refurb adapters; they're showing both 60W and 85W available.
     

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