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!