New charger for 2010 MacBook Pro - options ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by madeirabhoy, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 26, 2012
    Wife's MacBook charger has just started sparking and looks dangerous so need to get a new one as cheaply as possible. Part of me objects to spending anything on it when I could just get her a new MacBook for 1000 euro and the charger will be about 90 and the battery is knackered.

    But what are my options ? App Store sells a MagSafe that looks the same and says 60w MagSafe for MacBook Pro. Is it the same and can I get a cheaper one ?
  2. Sanpete macrumors 68020

    Nov 17, 2016
    The Apple Store will sell you the right one if you tell them the model. I wouldn't try any other brand. Too many horror stories from cheaper third-party chargers.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors G4


    Feb 20, 2009
    Don't "go cheap" here.
    Too many of the "Apple" chargers you see on eBay are non-Apple "knockoffs" that scrimp on the innards -- can be downright dangerous.

    Check OWC (other world computing).
    They claim to sell Apple-original MagSafes, and the price (while not the same as the ebay cheapies) is still good.
    I bought one from them for my sister.
    (no financial interest other than being a paying customer)

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