Magsafe 2

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheBeverage, Jun 29, 2014.

  1. TheBeverage macrumors newbie

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    Hi folks,

    I'm looking to get a secondary Magsafe 2 charger for my rMBP, but the new ones from Apple are a bit insane at $80 a pop. I'm looking at buying one used on ebay, but I'm concerned about buying a knockoff. I've heard horror stories about them destroying the batteries in MacBooks.

    So my question is, how can I tell if one of these is a real Apple Magsafe 2 charger, either pre- or post-purchase?
     
  2. meson macrumors regular

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    Check out OWC. You will get a bulk packaged Apple charger at a significant discount, but still not as cheap as one would like.
     
  3. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

    Trvlngnrs

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    Ebay is OK, just be cautious and ask the seller why they are selling the charger. They may have had the computer stolen, spilled water on it, etc and are trying to recoup some of their loss.
     
  4. TheBeverage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $65 definitely seems a bit more reasonable. Is this site known to have genuine stuff?
     
  5. TheBeverage thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've noticed a lot of them come with or in the box. Would there be any specific signs that the charger was a knockoff, missing markings or such? A lot of them seem to be selling a number of the chargers, which makes me wary.
     
  6. Trvlngnrs macrumors 6502

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