Question about macbook 60W power Adapter

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  1. amimed macrumors newbie

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    Well guys ! hope you're doing fine

    my macbook charger power brick is dead no power no charge i took it to an electtronic guy we opened it , Dead and no burns but the magsafe cable still fine cauz we cut it and tested from another transformater plugged to the macbook

    i was thinking for a possibility to connect the magsafe cord with another universal ac power adapter with 60 w and 16.5 V anyone has think of this ??

    look at this guy what he did Damned :mad: !!
    http://mikegyver.com/IdeasnProducts/Kensington-Magsafe/index.html


     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

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    Whoa! Not sure if it's your font or my glasses, but your post is huge!

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  3. amimed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If it were me, I'd just buy a new power adapter.

    In fact, I had one go bad one me once, and I DID just buy a new power adapter. Life's too short to spend the last bit of it cutting and splicing power cords in an effort to save, what, twenty bucks?
     
  5. session101 macrumors regular

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    as far as the charger, i would stay genuine...you will only run into problems, like software not recognizing that the unit is charging or something
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Buy a new one. If you had written in large font comic sans I would have told you to repair it.
     
  7. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030

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    3rd party chargers are not to be trusted.
    Magsafe is Apple licensed so no other company is suppose to make it unless given permission from Apple.

    Buy the official one from Apple and you wont have any problems!
     
  8. em100 macrumors newbie

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    those things are $80. I say you build your own. Mine was falling apart i have it all taped up there built like crap.
     
  9. amimed, Sep 7, 2011
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    amimed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    u mean you built your own adapter ??
    if yes show us how
     
  10. em100 macrumors newbie

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    Didn't the person say he had it all panned out with a universal charger. All you gotta do is get the right voltage and do some splicing.
     
  11. amimed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    quiet frankly i'm afraid to burn the hell of my macbook , iwas asking if someone had an experience with this

    any instructions ?
     
  12. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Unless you know exactly what you are doing, I would not recommend you build your own. The risk of fire from a bad splice or short is too great. Just buy a new one and save yourself a lot of headache.
     
  13. amimed thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks mate , i think i have to buy a new one, i'm not risking with my macbook
     
  14. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    This is a good call. When it comes to electricity and power supplies, better stick to what you know will work.
     

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