Macbook charger cord, were do you buy these besides apple store?

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  1. TonyD

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    So my puppies chewed up my power cord both sides, the part that plugs into the macbook and the extension cable.
    Apple sells these for $79.00.
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MA538LL/B?fnode=MTY1NDEwMQ&mco=MTA4NDE2NDY

    I only need the end that goes into the macbook and can use an regular extension cord if I need too.

    Found a seller on amazon but too many bad reviews.
    So were can I get just the charger cable without the extension?
     
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    oh well.
     
  3. Brian W. Ralston

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    Unfortunately Tony...I think Apple has a patent on the design of the MagSafe connector and they have not licensed it to any third party companies to make. So..you are probably stick getting the only one out there...the Apple one. And since i don't think they sell the chord separate from the charging block...thatis probably the only way. Unless you can go into an "authorized" Apple repair place that is NOT Apple directly...like in LA we have Melrose MAC or Macmall...and perhaps they can order the individual part for you as a repair shop and then only charge you for the chord.
     
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    I fgured as much.

    Just bugs me that I need to spend $80 every 2 years or so for a cord.
     
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    You might want to look here. Genuine Apple referbs for $30 less
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/A1172AR/
     
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    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MA538LLAR/

    hmm tempting but I never heard of them before.
     
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    OWC? Their one of the best Apple specialty shops around. I've been a customer for 15 or so years. I've never had one problem and they have good customer support too.
    -EJ
     
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    I got a Mac charger for $40 for my macbook from Sam's computer repair http://ebayc.us/24672640 and so far so good, not too far from downtown Los angeles, It' s been over a year now and It works fine.
     

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