Is it safe to use generic macbook pro charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mrgeek, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. mrgeek macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    Can generic macbook pro charger ruin battery and computer? Here is the link for the product---

    I am worried If I use it it might ruin my laptop and cost me fortune to fix it. The apple genuine charger is expensive.
  2. mrgeek thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    I am not completely sure I understand, as there seems to be an adjective missing. But I try.

    Many here, including me, would advise you to STAY AWAY from third party power adapters and chargers and get the genuine stuff, even if it costs more.
  4. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Third party power adapters and batteries are subpar at best and can cause serious problems at worst. There are no reputable brands for alternatives, and even with simpler devices like iPhones there have been enough reports of fires that Apple has started a program to get them off the streets. Stay away.

    Apple stores are often understanding about things like frayed cords and you might consider asking them for a replacement if that's the issue.
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

    Krazy Bill

    Dec 21, 2011
  6. Laco, Sep 7, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013

    Laco macrumors 6502

    Apr 23, 2008
    No, it is NOT safe.

    If you somehow damaged your old charger try asking for a free replacement at the Apple store. Apple gave me a free charger for a 5 year old Macbook.
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    Sep 7, 2013
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  8. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
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  9. mrgeek thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    Thank you for the good advice. Today I went to apple store, and they replace my old magsafe 2 frayed one. I have new genuine apple magsafe 2, and they did not charge me. I only use one hour to three on the generic magsafe 2 so i hope it does not ruin my battery or laptop. :)
  10. mrgeek thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2009
    Thanx for the good advice. I replace my old frayed magsafe 2 charger with new at apple and none of them charge me.:D
  11. AXs macrumors 6502a


    Sep 7, 2009
    Simply, No.

    If I'm not mistaken a woman in China died from electrocution from her iPhone- which after investigation showed that she was using a knock-off iPhone5 charger.

    I think Apple has a campaign now to encourage people to turn in their knock off chargers to get one from Apple - with discount. Not sure if this is applicable to MacBooks.

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