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I own a 2006 black Macbook. I know that the power supplies from that era are commonly faulty (smoking, getting really hot and melting, etc.). This is now my second power supply that has done that.

So I (think) I have two options (and correct me if I am wrong) -

1. Dishing out $90 to buy the new macbook power supply ($90 that I do not have)
2. Buying a cheap clone for $30 off ebay.

Is a clone worth it? And if so, is there a "best" clone to buy?

Any input would be appreciated,


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I own a 2006 black Macbook. I know that the power supplies from that era are commonly faulty (smoking, getting really hot and melting, etc.). This is now my second power supply that has done that.

So I (think) I have two options (and correct me if I am wrong) -

1. Dishing out $90 to buy the new macbook power supply ($90 that I do not have)
2. Buying a cheap clone for $30 off ebay.

Is a clone worth it? And if so, is there a "best" clone to buy?

Any input would be appreciated,
Cheap clones are exactly that… cheap. Buyer beware!


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And just to reiterate my point: check out the user reviews here for one clone:
Amazon.com: 85w AC Adapter/Power Supply for Apple MacBook Pro Late 2006 MacBook A1172: Electronics


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I've been using an ebay-clone for the last two years without any problems. It gets really hot and the light is a bit unstable (sometimes showing green when not fully charged), but otherwise it's fine. Cost me around 20 USD.
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