Macbook Pro A/C charger stolen/replaced. Help?

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  1. foxXcore macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    I believe that my Macbook’s A/C charger was stolen and replaced by a malfunctioning model, possibly done by a person that I know.
    I am trying to crosscheck the charger's serial number in order to make sure before I proceed legally.
    I can provide you the identity of the charger I currently have in my possession and I would appreciate it if you could advice me if it matches my Macbook model. The serial number:

    ID: 0x0100
    Wattage (W): 85
    Revision: 0x0000
    Family: 0x00ba
    Serial Number: 0x00cd1cd2

    Please note that the other person is using a latter generation Macbook Pro model, but currently I am unaware of its description. I can confirm that it is a 2011 Macbook Pro 13-inch model, possibly using an i5 processor.

    As for my Macbook's specs, it is a Mid-2012 15-inch model (MC372):

    Hardware Overview:

    Model Name: MacBook Pro
    Model Identifier: MacBookPro6,2
    Processor Name: Intel Core i5
    Processor Speed: 2.53 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache (per core): 256 KB
    L3 Cache: 3 MB
    Memory: 4 GB
    Processor Interconnect Speed: 4.8 GT/s
    Boot ROM Version: MBP61.0057.B0C
    SMC Version (system): 1.58f16
    Serial Number (system): W8043130AGY
    Hardware UUID: E040BA17-E983-5651-BCFD-09BA0CFE0314
    Sudden Motion Sensor:
    State: Enabled

    Please let me know as soon as possible.

    Thank you for your time.
     
  2. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Call Apple. They might be able to help you gather this information.
     
  3. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Well a 13" uses a 65W charger not 85W. 85W comes with the 15/17" models.
     
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020

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    Are you sure your charger didn't simply break?

    I would find it weird that a thief would take the care of replacing it with another malfunctioning charger.

    Also, the person you know has a 13" MBP so he should be using a 60W charger, not 85W like the one you claim he swapped.
     
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    This is true, although it's possible they bought a 85W charger.

    Seriously though WTF, is this a colleague or something? Who is that pathetic to steal and replace a charger with a dud?
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes like others have said his would of come with a 60w and not a 85w sure he could of got an 85w somewhere else broke it and swapped with yours but his for sure did not come with an 85w from apple
     
  7. foxXcore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I cannot say that I am 100% sure yet, but I have many indications.
    The weirdest part is that he actually showed me in the recent past that his charger is not working properly sometimes (bad connection).
    And moreover the charger looks a lot more dirty than mine, because I am a bit of a clean freak :eek:

    And btw he is not a colleague, but even worse. He is my next-door neighbour in the student halls of residence that we live in.

    I have to make sure before I make any moves. I cannot contact apple technical support so far... Their website is giving me hard times.
     
  8. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    It might help to leave a small marking of some sort on your belongings that is distinct but unnoticeable until pointed out. This way, when issues like this arise, you can clearly tell if the charger that is currently in your possession is actually yours.

    Since you are both students, I would suggest speaking with someone at the school (maybe the head of the dorm or a dean of students). Present the evidence that you have, make your case, and if they could see the possibility, they can investigate further.
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    any indications this person would be using a magsafe that didnt ship with his 13" mbp, any 15" or 17" mbp users in the area that could be the swapper?
     
  10. foxXcore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unlikely. I am pretty sure he did not buy a different charger than the one that was already provided with his Mac, and this was his first mac as well so no chance of him using an old charger.

    Are you positive that there is zero chance for a 13-inch macbook to come with a 85W charger?
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    yes 13" come with a 60w, maybe him and a 15/17" person got their chargers mixed up at some point
     
  12. foxXcore thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well that sounds far-fetched, I don't think that's the case.

    To put it simply, we all agree that if I check his charger and its a 60w one, will that mean case closed, with me being wrong?
     
  13. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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    Yes.
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Why don't you just play it off and ask to borrow his charger for a bit because yours is "broken?" That will come off better than you accusing him of something.
     
  15. alphaod macrumors Core

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    If your computer under warranty? If so I'd just call Apple and have it replaced with a new one if it's really defective. Much less work needed than wasting time with what you're doing right now! Hell, the 85W charger runs cooler when powering a 13" MacBook.
     
  16. Rajpdx macrumors regular

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    They used to list the serial number of the charger on the box - alternatively you could call Apple and ask them - they may have that info.
     
  17. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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    Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 8.41.36 PM.png
    Screen Shot 2012-08-14 at 8.41.29 PM.png

    Screenshots from apple website
    The one on the left is 13" macbook pro "60 watt magsafe charger" and the one on the right is "85 watt macgsafe charger"

    Goodluck in recovering it.

    Wrinskter22
     
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    Apple never made a 60W MagSafe power adapter. All of the 13" MacBook (Pro) computers have been shipped with a 65W MagSafe power adapter.
     
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  20. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    why does it say 60w in that screnshot in the post above?
     
  21. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    As someone has suggested, just go to apple and have it replaced.
     
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  23. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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    Well... me personally, if I had to buy a replacement charger for a 13" mac, I'd probably just buy the 85W charger since it can charge a 13" just fine and costs the same. So if this person ever bought a new charger, it is certainly possible he/she bought the 85W.

    But I'm inclined to think your charger just started failing at a coincidental point.
     

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