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Old Dec 26, 2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Will Apple replace my Macbook Pro's power adapter?

I've had the computer for over a year. It is currently insured with the Applecare. It seems like the adapter's cord is starting to show some normal wear-and-tear. It still works (i.e., still charging my computer), but I'm afraid that it will either rip or cause a short sometime. I've never dinged the charger. It just seems like the coiling made it come apart. See the picture below. Will Apple replace this under the warranty, or will I have to rake out $80 for a new one if this one gives way?

image: (http://imgur.com/PAGPB.jpg)

edit - I just got off the phone with an Apple rep, and he will be shipping me a new adapter. I'll just have to send him back the damaged one. Thanks, guys!

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Old Dec 26, 2009, 12:14 PM   #2
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It is currently insured with the Applecare.
Yes, they'll replace it. Visit your local Apple Store and they'll replace it on the spot. Or call AppleCare and they'll overnight a replacement adapter to you. Their number in the U.S. 1-800-275-2273.
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Neither the Apple Warranty nor AppleCare will cover damage from accident, wear and tear, etc. They only cover defects in manufacturing.
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 12:15 PM   #4
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That doesn't look like normal wear and tear. I doubt they'll replace it, but it doesn't hurt to ask.
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 12:16 PM   #5
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Yes, they'll replace it. Visit your local Apple Store and they'll replace it on the spot. Or call AppleCare and they'll overnight a replacement adapter to you. Their number in the U.S. 1-800-275-2273.
Ok....they should replace it...that doesn't mean they will replace it. Sometimes the Geniuses at the Apple Store give you a hard time, so if you don't get it replaced there just call the number ziggy provided.

I had a similar problem a few years back. The Genius refused, but phone support sent me one via overnight Fedex.
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