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    I'd momentarily intended to do just that but there has been a plot twist.
    Over at the Apple Support forums those photographs did allow for a confident ID of it as being genuine but that aside the very person who made the identification provided me with a link to an official Apple troubleshooting article which brought my attention to an expieriment.

    I switched out the AC cord on my original adaptor which the one causing the buzzing had been bought to replace with the buzzing replacement's AC plug and problem solved. The battery is charging normally and there is no no longer any buzzing.

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    I'd agree with chas_m, and FWIW, some of the earlier "legit" Apple chargers were made by Liteon Technologies as one photo shows, and some companies still supply them, but at a fraction of the price Apple charges.

    But there's a good chance from other's experiences that Apple may just exchange and provide you with a proper replacement if you're lucky enough to have an Apple Store reasonably close by.

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    There is an Apple store in our local mall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones_ View Post
    I'd momentarily intended to do just that but there has been a plot twist.
    Over at the Apple Support forums those photographs did allow for a confident ID of it as being genuine but that aside the very person who made the identification provided me with a link to an official Apple troubleshooting article which brought my attention to an expieriment.

    I switched out the AC cord on my original adaptor which the one causing the buzzing had been bought to replace with the buzzing replacement's AC plug and problem solved. The battery is charging normally and there is no no longer any buzzing.

    Hmmm…??? I assume you mean you switched the whole cable AND with the duck head adapter.

    It would be interesting if you have a continuity meter to test and see if there's continuity on the ground pin that the Apple ones had, even though it didn't seem to connect to anything inside if one looks at the take-apart shots, but you can still check and see if it connects to anything, including the "T" attachment pin I gather yours will have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones_ View Post
    There is an Apple store in our local mall.

    Lucky you!!!

    Not the case here!! We need to take a ferry ride and get to one of their stores on the BC mainland. And then come back. Very time consuming and costly!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Hmmm…??? I assume you mean you switched the whole cable AND with the duck head adapter.

    It would be interesting if you have a continuity meter to test and see if there's continuity on the ground pin that the Apple ones had, even though it didn't seem to connect to anything inside if one looks at the take-apart shots, but you can still check and see if it connects to anything, including the "T" attachment pin I gather yours will have.
    What I did was attatch the "Duck head" from the buzzing adaptor to the original adaptor which had featured a cord instead.
    Here is where I read about this procedure:
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203207
    (You'll have to scroll a bit)

    As for contunity, you mean to say that this may be not be a lasting solution? Perhaps it would help to know that I...at least THOUGHT the original charger had died when it stopped functioning (no light, the battery was not charging, it wasn't even being read) after I'd accidentally dropped the end that hooks into the laptop in a glass of chocolate milk.
    For this reason when I'd done this procedure I actually had NOT expected it to work. I'm now believing I had wrongfully convincted the chocolate milk.

    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Lucky you!!!

    Not the case here!! We need to take a ferry ride and get to one of their stores on the BC mainland. And then come back. Very time consuming and costly!!
    That sucks...this mall is no walk in the park though, it gets extremely crowded and it tends to be a squeeze in the Apple Store itself because it's constantly packed like a sardine tin.
    Last edited by Bones_; 10-18-2015 at 06:12 PM.

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    Chocolate milk can fix all kinds of things, and if can't, try eggnog, and then maybe with a good shot or two of rum or whisky added. That's almost a guaranteed fix!!

    PS: whatever works properly works.

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    I freaking love Eggnog! No thanks to the liquor though.

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