Questionable non-Apple magsafe charger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by radicaldog, Nov 9, 2013.

  1. radicaldog macrumors member

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    So my charger gave up the ghost, and I couldn't be bothered to make a trip to an authorised reseller, so I went and bought a knock-off charger from a neighbourhood computer repair shop. Is it going to cause my MBP to rot from the inside?
     
  2. Quu macrumors 68020

    Quu

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    Don't use these seriously they are all made to be as cheap as possible and there is a high possibility of it failing catastrophically.

    Also you're playing with your life, there has been quite a few cases of people being electrocuted to death by knock off chargers.

    Why risk it? This is electricity we are talking about.
     
  3. Shrink macrumors G3

    Shrink

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    I think the general consensus is, and my personal choice is, to avoid anything other than Apple chargers, cables, and the like.

    Although there may well be third party products that are safe and work well, there is too much at risk for a few dollars savings.:D
     

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