MBP Charger on eBay?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Delighted, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. Delighted macrumors 6502

    Delighted

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone has had experience buying MBP chargers on eBay? I found some really affordable ones but not quite sure if they are the legitimate Apple chargers, not sure if that would matter but I just want to know. Thanks.
     
  2. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    I would not risk it. OWC has decent discounts on power bricks.
     
  3. Delighted thread starter macrumors 6502

    Delighted

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    Do they sell original Apple power bricks?
     
  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    I bought one of the pre-magsafe ones for a Powerbook on eBay once, it was DOA brand new. Research at the time showed that wasn't uncommon.
     
  5. Jimmy219c macrumors newbie

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    I bought one of the cheap ones off ebay(like 5-10) and it worked fine
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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    I would buy as long as if they offer return/refund anyway.
     
  7. Takashi macrumors regular

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    I won't buy it. The failure rate for these adaptors are so high so it might be best to buy one from apple and use the warranty if needed.
     
  8. IngerMan macrumors 6502a

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    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I wouldn't trust or recommend any non-Apple battery, or charger. Apple has not licensed the MagSafe adapter technology to any other company, so "knockoff" adapters or batteries are not assured to work properly with Apple's charging technology. I would only trust Apple chargers and batteries for use in their notebook computers.
     
  10. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    This thread is about the magsafe charger.

    OP: Years ago I used a knock-off charger to keep one at my office. It worked fine for about 4 months then silently died. Lesson learned: If you pay a premium price for the laptop, pay the premium price for the one component that keeps it going.

    Now RAM, hard Drives and SSD's... that's another matter.
     
  11. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Paying for the right component is what matters. Paying premium price for a cheap knockoff doesn't help.
     
  12. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Buy genuine.

    One of the lads a work bought a second magsafe to save him unplugging it from eBay. Item shown was OEM, he received a reproduction and he's had nothing but trouble with it.
     

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