Fake MagSafe Charger

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

  1. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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 P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    There are a lot of these fakes out there.

    One pays his money, and takes his choice...
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    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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