Macbook power cord

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by guitargoddsjm, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. guitargoddsjm macrumors 6502

    Feb 25, 2008
    I have a black Macbook that I use for everything. In my dorm, I have a full set up with an external monitor, speakers, etc. The outlets in front of me are full and the surge protector is in an inconvenient location.

    ANYWAYS, I was thinking about getting a second charger to power my Macbook when I'm in my room and keep one in my backpack. I looked on Amazon, and Apple branded chargers are around $70-80, quite a bit more than I'd like to spend. Ebay, on the other hand, has macbook chargers for around $20. I'd assume these are third party offerings.

    Now my question is, do these work alright? I'd prefer something that works and isn't dangerous or anything...
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040


    Sep 28, 2008
    A lot of people around here use the 3rd party chargers without issue.

    I personally don't trust them, especially since MagSafe has not ever been officially licensed for 3rd party production. I'll spend the extra $40 or so on an Apple branded piece which is covered by their warranty and my laptop's warranty.

    If something happened with that 3rd party charger resulting in a dead laptop, you'll be SOL; which should not be the case with an Apple charger.

Share This Page