Fake MagSafe Charger

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by keysofanxiety, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Well, further to this article, and contrary to my advice, my housemate decided to buy a 'genuine new' 85W MagSafe 1 charger from eBay after his gave up the ghost. The fact it was £20 immediately alterted me that it probably wasn't genuine.

    Pretty genuine looking. I called Apple & they confirmed the S/N doesn't flag up as genuine. After 35 minutes on the phone, I was surprised they didn't want to do anything like get the eBay listing and investigate further, but I guess that's their choice.

    Just to reiterate it's best to be careful with this sort of thing. What do you think -- send back to the seller? Or take it to an Apple Store for them to dispose of?

    Sorry for the poor quality of the photos, I need a few more cups of coffee to perk up.

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  2. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    There are a lot of these fakes out there.

    One pays his money, and takes his choice...
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    An interesting, if cryptic response.

    He's going to return it for a full refund, and will buy one from Amazon.
     

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