hi Why Doesnt Macbook Air Have An Aftermarket Power Cord?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Left4DeadBoy, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. Left4DeadBoy macrumors regular

    Left4DeadBoy

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    hi So of course its going to have a power cord; yet it has the one that Apple made for it; and Id prefer a dark one to go with the power strip that I have . Ive not been able to find a dark power cord if any exist; indeed theyre pretty rare; I wonder if theyre made by Apple .
     
  2. Pakaku macrumors 68000

    Pakaku

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    Apple doesn't liscence Magsafe, so no one except Apple can make power cables for them.
     
  3. mconheady macrumors newbie

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    There are some magsafe knockoffs... many add in USB charging ports... Check Aliexpress. They cost around $35-60
    Check ebay and Aliexpress.
     
  4. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    There are several Chinese companies that make knockoffs on eBay. I just bought an original 45watt magsafe for $25.00 w/ free shipping on eBay.
     
  5. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    Uh, they're available everywhere. You can't replace the brick and the cable to the laptop, because Apple doesn't license MagSafe. The cable from the outlet to the brick however is a standard IEC320 C7 cable.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00II7Y3DW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
  6. HeyKatie macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the recommendation! I just put in an order for phone & MBA accessories.
     
  7. posguy99 macrumors 6502

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    I can't speak to buying them from Aliexpress, never have. But the last thing you want to do is get them from eBay.
     

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