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MacBook Pro - Power supply concern


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My fiance has a MacBook and I have a MacBook Pro. With the power cords looking almost the same except for the size, I'm always worried that we'll switch them up. I know they are different wattages. Would this cause problems?

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Just curious since I have never check an MPB or MB, is the voltage the same and just the Wattage/Current that is different?

If the voltage is the same I would say that the MacBooks would overheat if used on the MBP since I am sure it draws more current. In other words, don't do it if you can help it!
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Okay, so my concern is justified. Just like the owners of the BlackBook, I wish apple would have made power cord the same color as my computer. That would make things easier, rather than having to hold up the two side-by-side to see which is bigger.

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That is an interesting point. It would be interesting to see a Black power supply with the Black Macbook.
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I believe the MBP one is 85 watts(maybe it was 80) and the MB was 65(or 60). I also believe apple is yet again redesigning the MBP one to put out 65 watts due to melting adaptors and thing of the sort.

I wouldnt swap them around myself although it probably wont hurt anything.
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I think it would look pretty cool to see a silver/grey one with the MacBook Pro.

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I believe the MBP one is 85 watts(maybe it was 80) and the MB was 65(or 60). I also believe apple is yet again redesigning the MBP one to put out 65 watts due to melting adaptors and thing of the sort.

I wouldnt swap them around myself although it probably wont hurt anything.
mine had melted
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I'd use a magic marker and mark your girlfriends adapter (that way you don't need to mark yours)
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Just out of curiosity, which of the notebooks would overheat?

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I'd use a magic marker and mark your girlfriends adapter (that way you don't need to mark yours)
ahh you beat me to it. thats what i would do, i would color about an inch right before the connector so you can tell which one is which.
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If I were really artistic, I would try to fill in the Apple on mine with a silver Sharpie to match the aluminum on my MacBook Pro. I am, however, not artistic so I won't. LOL

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