Burn baby burn!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jknight8907, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

    jknight8907

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    Tonight I was using my sister's Powerbook G4, and the strain reliver on the computer plug end of it's power cord has cracked over time (a few months), and a few days ago it cracked all the way around so that most of the strain reliever was free to slide on the cord. This also made the wires inside the white shell visible a little bit. No big deal I thought, just go to the Apple Store Tuesday and get it replaced. So I'm sitting there writing a thesis paper when I saw white smoke drifting in front of the screen. Smoke? thought I. After a second of confuzzlement, I realised what it was and basically ripped the cord from the computer. The plug was very hot and the rest of the strain reliever was slightly melted.

    Bad deal.

    So now I'm on hold with apple to get a new one.

    Her cord had also started only wanting to charge in one position a couple of months ago. :eek: :confused: :mad:
     
  2. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jknight8907

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    Okay, so they put me on with a product specialist who went through 20 questions about what happened, some legal stuff, etc etc. Fast service though, they're shipping a new one Monday. :D
     
  3. iSaint macrumors 603

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    They're shipping you a new charger or a new PowerBook? Now that I've read it again, it sounds like the power cord. I hope it hasn't damaged your sis's PB at all!
     
  4. jknight8907 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jknight8907

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    New charger. I hope it isn't damaged to, I was very careful not to tell them "yeah the PB is fine", I just said "there appears to be no immediately visible damage."
     

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