How do I know what I have?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by MrMinor, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. MrMinor macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBP unibody. I would like to buy a spare power supply off of eBay. Everything I see says things like
    I do not know what any of this means or how to find out what my MBP is. Can someone clue me in?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    A Magsafe power adapter, or a battery?

    Magsafes are compatible with all models of Macbook Pro since around 2006 IIRC. If you get the 85W adapter it will be fine.
     
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  4. MrMinor thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Excellent, thanks. It is Magsafe I am looking for. So even if it is not an original Apple, but a 3rd party it will still be OK?
     
  5. DarkVinda macrumors regular

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    i have the core 2 duo 2.4ghz 4gb 320gb hard drive unibody thats got the 9400/9600gt video cards and thats a 85w magsafe - best thing to do is hit apple support and find your model by the A1286 (etc) number and see what comes in the box :D

    http://support.apple.com/kb/SP499

    Vinda
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I wouldn't trust a 3rd party MagSafe, as the connector is legally only produced by Apple.
     
  7. DarkVinda macrumors regular

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    looking at your spec in your sig - your's looks like the 2.53 version of mine :D

    85watt all the way :D

     

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