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I was just wondering if there is any problems using a Macbook Air power cord with the Macbook Pro.

My power cord went bad and the only one I have access to use is the Macbook Air power cord. I know its only 45W but will it do anything bad?

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It shouldn't. I'm using a powerbook power cord for my iBook.

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Just to let everyone know, I used the Macbook Air power cord for about 2 days without any problems. I wasnt able to run anything demanding though or it wouldn't charge anything and the power brick would get really hot.

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The power brick gets really hot because you're trying to suck too much electricity through it. It's the same principal that burns down over-decorated houses at the holidays.
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The power brick gets really hot because you're trying to suck too much electricity through it. It's the same principal that burns down over-decorated houses at the holidays.
I stand corrected .

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I stand corrected .

There's a smaller wattage differential between a pb and an ib brick - 60W vs 45W if I remember correctly, so you won't see the big heat problems. The air brick is 45W and the MBP brick is 85W so you will see a lot of heat generated as the computer tries to pull more juice through it (I'll spare everybody the EE101 lecture ).
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My 85W brick gets just as hot though.

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