New charger for 2010 MacBook Pro - options ?

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

  1. madeirabhoy macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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 G3

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    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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