ac adapter acting funky

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  1. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    I have a macbook pro and recently I noticed that the ac adapter stopped lighting up and it stopped charging. I thought it might be the outlet so I brought it to one that I knew worked and it still wouldn't charge. I assumed that maybe the adapter was broken, but then all of a sudden it started working again. Has this happened to anyone and should I bring it in to get it fixed, or is there something else that could have caused it?

    EDIT: It seems like it will only charge when turned on in clambook mode...weird!
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    To be ont he safe side, I would bring it in and get it fixed.

    What is the condition of the cable and connectors? Is anything frayed, peeling or cracking?
     
  3. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    definitely get it checked soon, they like to catch on fire:eek:

    ok so only a few cases have been reported, but you wouldn't want to risk it
     
  4. dap1215 macrumors regular

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    Mine was acting weird one day too.. The light was coming on and going off, and it was charging then stopping.. I switch outlets and now its fine. But now that I know they catch on fire I have been watching it closely.
     
  5. polycat33 macrumors 6502

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    If you have apple care you can give them a call and have them ship a replacement with a label to return the broken one.
     
  6. excalibur313 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    excalibur313

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    Hey everyone, thanks for the help. After further investigation, I think that the end near the connector is coming a part a little bit so it is short circuiting sometimes. I will definitely fix this soon though so I don't have a small fire on my hands though.
     

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