AC adapter for Macbook - non Apple

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Bobioden, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    nice find, do you think they're safe to use tho?
     
  2. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    May explode with use.

    Seriously though, I don't ever **** around with knock off power anything. Fake batteries, fake power supplies, fake source cords are all good things to stay away from. You wouldn't want to blow up your $1000 computer to save $50 on a power cord.
     
  3. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I have to agree with you, especially my MBP costs nearly $3000!
     
  4. Bobioden thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am not worried about the cost. My only problem is 584 people reviewed the Apple 60w Magsafe Adapter and it got an average of LESS than 2 stars. Was hoping to find a better alternative.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=701C0CBE&fnode=home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/power&nplm=MA538LL/B
     
  5. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Those would be a good investment, but the crucial flaw remains: the Magsafe is defective. The adapter isn't the problem; the problem lies in the cheap wiring where the plug connects to the computer. That's where all of the short circuits and fires occur, and unless these adapters feature a redesigned connector, they'll suffer the same fate. It'll just cost less to replace them.
     
  6. elmo151 Guest

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    it's not the cost of the adapter, its the cost of your laptop; and whether any warranty you have might be voided. Apple now ships these things with just about every product. There must be something right about them :cool:
     
  7. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

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    Its the white cord that has the problem, not apples power brick. That generic one will have the exact same problem - the little magsafe tip is not properly reinforced.
     
  8. Bobioden thread starter macrumors 68000

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