Magnetic power cord

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DaveP924, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. DaveP924 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    i was just curious if any of you have experienced any problems with the magnetic power coaqrd. Mine has frayed where the cord meets the magnetic device that connects to the computer. It will need to be replaced and it looks to cost about $90. It is less than a year old.

    Anyone else have this problem or know if it has been addressed in any way?
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Phone / go to apple and demand a replacement...if they tell you no, then ask for the manager and cross your fingers...
     
  3. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    if it's less than a year old, you shold still be covered by warranty right? give them a call!
     
  4. BlackMax macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, this shouldn't happen. We notebook powercords at my office that are over 5 years old and look fine (not Apple). I'd ask Apple to replace it.
     
  5. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

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    Yah I have ad experience with this.... ask half the people here and they will tell you. Unless you want your house to burn down take it back... Mine caught fire :D
     
  6. neyoung macrumors member

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    Yeah, I'm sure that if you are within the warranty you'll be able to get it replaced fee of charge.
     
  7. e12a macrumors 68000

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    please note that despite there is a quick detach magnetic connector does not mean you can just yank off the cord that way. It is only meant for the not so frequent accidental trip or kick.

    Properly detach by grasping the white connector and either tilting up or down to disconnect. Never, ever, pull off any kind of plug by the cord.

    *for future note. Not saying the OP did it this way*
     
  8. DaveP924 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I stopped by the Apple store and they replaced it no questions asked (probably because it was within its first year). I took a closer look and the plastic casing had started to melt!
     
  9. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I'm sure their standard policy is if it looks like it's going to start a fire (and then a lawsuit) - then just replace it without question. :)

    Glad they replaced it for you.
     
  10. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    all of my Apple laptop connectors have been fine. Although dells, let's just say my dad has had to buy over 3. It does happen to laptops but I've never had a problem with mine.
     

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