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    Question Does anyone still have the original charger for their mid 2012 MBP?
    More specifically the 60W charger, model number A1344?

    I ordered a new one on eBay, since mine died and I want to make sure it's legit.***

    - The serial number printed on a white sticker (https://imgur.com/6xpIVgz.png) rather than on the grey plastic (my cousin's, brother's, mom's charger are all printed on the grey plastic and don't have a sticker)

    - Some fakes apparently have a seam on the magsafe cable socket (https://imgur.com/Ge0PeMl.png). Mine has a seam (https://imgur.com/ypYpHyF.png) though my brother's does too but it's the charger than came with his MB (and different year/model) so idk if this test is reliable.

    I was hoping someone could take a quick photo of their serial number and magsafe cable socket to see if it's different than mine or not.

    ***(Before I get people responding to just buy a new one from Apple, I figured I'd take a chance with eBay by searching for used chargers (since there's no way there's brand new OEM chargers from 2012 out there for discounted prices) and only from sellers that offer free returns so I don't waste money returning it if it's fake)

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    Does anyone still have the original charger for their mid 2012 MBP?
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    Maybe someone will be nice enough to attach a photo to their reply. However, ordering replacement parts from eBay is fine as long as you understand that it may or may not be OEM. Many folks order replacement batteries for their Mac portables from eBay and while some of them turn out to be lemons, most are usable. You do have to be a bit careful with knock off chargers because of the danger of shorts or fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Welcome to our forums.

    Maybe someone will be nice enough to attach a photo to their reply. However, ordering replacement parts from eBay is fine as long as you understand that it may or may not be OEM. Many folks order replacement batteries for their Mac portables from eBay and while some of them turn out to be lemons, most are usable. You do have to be a bit careful with knock off chargers because of the danger of shorts or fire.
    The problem with eBay is that everyone labels their charger as OEM even if it might not be. I'm willing to wade those waters by hopefully mitigating risk by searching for used chargers and only looking at sellers who offer free returns.

    The one I got seems to be working fine but it's labeled as an OEM and even has the light delay when I plug it into my MBP. I'm still sketched out that it might be knockoff for reasons like you mentioned like fires, and possibly roasting the motherboard, so I'm trying to figure it out before I decide to use it more or return it.

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    Does anyone still have the original charger for their mid 2012 MBP?
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    I'm still sketched out that it might be knockoff for reasons like you mentioned like fires, and possibly roasting the motherboard, so I'm trying to figure it out before I decide to use it more or return it.

    You could always have just purchased from a reputable sales outlet and I hope you didn't pay more than their current offer:

    Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter
    Cyber Week Saver
    $39.88
    After Instant Rebates
    https://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MC461LLA/





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