Griffin PowerMate Dead ?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by mustard, Jan 7, 2006.

  1. mustard macrumors 6502a

    mustard

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    I have a Griffin PowerMate that I have had for about a year, all of a sudden the stupid thing just went nuts and ended up locking up my computer and causing all kinds of problems. I found this out after thinking that my os got hosed and did a restore from my backup drive and still was having problems. I ended up discounecting everthing and my machine ran fine with out a hiccup. I started plugging things back in and figured out the culpret was the PowerMate, I tried to download and install the most current driver with no avail. After further investigation of the PowerMate itself I was able to see what looks like scorching on the circutry inside the unit next to the LEDs (while looking through the bottom plastic). I figured that something went screwy internally so I called up Griffin Tech and to my suprise (sarcasim) they said it was out of warranty but they said that they have no similar problems and offered to send me a replacment free of charge if I gave them my credit card number so they could bill my 90% in order to due an advance replacement which would be refunded upon me sending the defective unit back.

    I have a replacment in the mail but has any one experienced any problems like this with there PowerMate?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Thank you Jah...I'm so Blessed
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    nope sorry to hear for you buddy. hope everything goes well for u and your new powermate.


    Bless
     
  3. mustard thread starter macrumors 6502a

    mustard

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    Thanks for the sentiment - I hope so too.

    I am just kinda confused about what happened - surge or product defect (? - but if it was a surge something else should have bit it as well, I am not that good of a person to just have it be the PowerMate and nothing else)
     
  4. osprey76 macrumors 6502

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    No problems with my PowerMate. No scorching either.
     

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