old power cords - where to buy them?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tkjazzer, May 1, 2009.

  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

    Nov 30, 2004
    the new girl I started dating mentioned that she bent the round piece on her mac's (laptop) older style power cord.

    I don't know if she had a powerbook or the version below it, but wondered where I would be able to purchase replacements.

    didn't see them on the apple store.

    does it matter if the cord is made for powerbook vs ibook?

  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    Older power adapters (i.e., non-magsafe) are not under a patent so there have been plenty of 3rd party development of adapters. You can almost certainly find one in a large electronics store, online, or with ebay.

    OWC (macsales.com) has one for $35. eBay appeared to have them for around $15. But since she still has it (and the computer) figure out what model it works with first. The power output requirements are printed on the AC unit itself.
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    "The round piece" isn't very helpful, could you be more specific?

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