85w charger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by im-loving-it, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. im-loving-it macrumors member

    May 3, 2010
    got a macbook pro 2008 and looking for a charger, its £65 in apple store and cant afford it, so i saw on on ebay for like £16 but anyone know if it will work or will it ruin it? my laptop is a1260 by the way
  2. im-loving-it, Apr 10, 2013
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    im-loving-it thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2010
  3. justperry, Apr 10, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2013

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Yes, a link would be OK to post.

    As I said before I bought quite a few cheap ones, last time was a few months ago for my old Powerbook, can't find them here in Indonesia and sending it by mail is unreliable so got a cheap one, cut the cord on the old one and attached it to the cheap $8 Power Brick.

    But, I would not do this on a MBP of lets say 1-3 years old.


    It says this
    Compatible with adapter model number:

    A1172, A1184, MA537LL/A, 661-4269, 661-4485, 661-4259, 661-4339, MA357LL/A, MA938LL/A, 661-3994, ADP-90UB

    Now, I do not see the A1260 nor the MB133LL/A (2.4 GHz), MB134LL/A (2.5 GHz) here, you have to look on the old charger
    to see if the other part numbers match, I can not tell you this.

    I also thought Macs always has a 24 Volts input, this one is 18.5 Volts, I can be wrong here, I really can not tell.
    Therefore, check the number/part and Voltage first.
  4. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    The thing is you cant really trust nonApple power bricks.
    Not that it wont work but it can result in a bad way.
  5. saturnotaku macrumors 68000

    Mar 4, 2013
    Genuine Apple part, guaranteed functional, and they ship internationally. Not exactly cheap, but you could end up spending a lot more if the knock-off power supply is bad and/or causes other damage to your MacBook.


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