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Question: 2008 macbook Generation 1 charging wire

I have a 2008 macbook, I need a generation one magnetic charging wire, what can I do?

iMac with Retina 5K display, iOS 10.3.2, Also iPad mini,Apple TV,

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Not quite sure what you mean. Do you mean a power adapter? There's no separate cable/wire for it - only a combined power adapter with a captive cable and MagSafe connector. A 2008 MacBook is not any "Generation 1" of anything. Depending on the model it would have been the 5th or 6th generation, although they carry the designation MacBook4,1/MacBook4,2.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook#Model_specifications


In any case I think what you're looking for is a MagSafe 1 power adapter. These are still being sold by Apple. I'd even recommend getting the 85W version.


https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC461LL/A/apple-60w-magsafe-power-adapter-for -macbook-and-13-inch-macbook-pro

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC556LL/B/apple-85w-magsafe-power-adapter-for -15-and-17-inch-macbook-pro

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MagSafe-Adapter-MacBook-MC461LL/dp/B002TLTIS8

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MagSafe-Adapter-MacBook-MD506LL/dp/B008ALAAV0


These are from the United States Apple online store (with links for the items from Amazon.com). Where are you located? We might be in a position to provide a better answer knowing that.

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Mar 6, 2018 1:29 PM in response to Frederick Martello In response to Frederick Martello

Not quite sure what you mean. Do you mean a power adapter? There's no separate cable/wire for it - only a combined power adapter with a captive cable and MagSafe connector. A 2008 MacBook is not any "Generation 1" of anything. Depending on the model it would have been the 5th or 6th generation, although they carry the designation MacBook4,1/MacBook4,2.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacBook#Model_specifications


In any case I think what you're looking for is a MagSafe 1 power adapter. These are still being sold by Apple. I'd even recommend getting the 85W version.


https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC461LL/A/apple-60w-magsafe-power-adapter-for -macbook-and-13-inch-macbook-pro

https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MC556LL/B/apple-85w-magsafe-power-adapter-for -15-and-17-inch-macbook-pro

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MagSafe-Adapter-MacBook-MC461LL/dp/B002TLTIS8

https://www.amazon.com/Apple-MagSafe-Adapter-MacBook-MD506LL/dp/B008ALAAV0


These are from the United States Apple online store (with links for the items from Amazon.com). Where are you located? We might be in a position to provide a better answer knowing that.

Mar 6, 2018 1:29 PM

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Mar 6, 2018 4:26 PM in response to Frederick Martello In response to Frederick Martello

Frederick Martello wrote:


I can not seem to locate the MagSafe 1, only MagSafe 2 converters. The MagSafe 1 T shape is not there on the apple site.


The T-shaped head has been discontinued. However, the L-shaped head is fully compatible. I've got a late-2007 MacBook and a mid-2012 MacBook Pro and the power adapters are interchangeable and equivalent.

Find the right power adapter and cable for your Mac notebook - Apple Support

A replacement adapter might not be the same size, color, shape, or wattage as the original adapter that came with your computer. But it should power and charge your Mac like the adapter that originally came with your computer.

Mar 6, 2018 4:26 PM

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