can i plug my mbp into a mb power adapter?

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I came home for thanksgiving and forgot the charger to my macbook pro.
    My sister has a MacBook, can I charge using her charger?
    I know I'm not probably supposed to, but can I get away with it for a few days? Or will it fry my battery.

    Thanks :wavey:
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    AFAIK they are different watts, so it could cause damage.
     
  3. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    fawk- anyone tried this?
     
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    Fork up the cash for another power cord?

    Pro: You can have two cords, one for travel and one for home
    Con: $80
     
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    Heresay.
    Should. Lower wattage, so under heavy usage, it may power the mbp, but not charge the battery.
     
  6. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    I'm plugged into it right now.
    It will charge it when the computer is off, but when its running it just says "Battery is not charging"

    Good enough for a weekend.
     
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    No, Macbook one is 60watts, macbook pro is 85watts.

    If she needed to use your MBP one, it would be fine, but you cant reverse it.
     
  8. NightyNight

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    Just go buy one from an Apple Store, then return it when you leave. 14 day return policy broheim.
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i'm guessing apple was smart enough to figure out a way that only a macbook cord could be plugged into a macbook. if reversed, it probably figures out a way to reject the charge as to not cause damage. i'm not 100% on that though
     
  10. Yardsale

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    I've done it in a pinch, works fine
     
  11. Tvan

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    Works as long as the computer is turned off.
     
  12. alverino03

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    The new MBP power adapters are smaller and can easily be confused with MB power adapters. I think they both use the same adapter now because if you go look at the box at the Apple Store, it will say that it is for both MB and MBP.
     
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    I have the newest rev. MBP and the adapter is still larger than my friend's macbook charger. :o
     
  14. KuntryFresh

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    oh being home for thanksgiving. so happy i have a macbook

    i used to lug my imac around with me :ugh:
     
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    I do it all the time.
     
  16. Deepsix

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    or you could do without your computer for a few days....
     

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