Anybody have problems with their MagSafe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Woodcrest64, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Woodcrest64 macrumors 65816


    Aug 14, 2006
    After six months of owning the MacBook Pro with retina display I am now having problems with my MagSafe power adapter. Occasionally the power doctor will not light up at all and there will be no indication of my MacBook Pro charging. Apple is going to send me out another MagSafe but I'm just wondering if anyone else's experiences in case it's not just the MagSafe. Also if you look at the MagSafe there's a bit of discoloration almost like burn marks but there's no indication of a burning smell or anything like that.
  2. yusukeaoki macrumors 68030


    Mar 22, 2011
    Tokyo, Japan
    I did couple months ago.
    The charging indicator started to flicker and after a while it just wont charge.
    Took it to Apple and without questioning, they replaced it for free.

    I think it was me twisting the cable a lot.
    And I kicked my power brick several times by accident so Im guessing that was it.
  3. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    A little dirt is normal. Inspect it with a loupe, if anything look like melted parts then u got a problem.

    Clean it, use a can of compressed air.

    At intervals, specially while charging, touch it. It should be room's temperature. If other again, u got a problem.
  4. BlazednSleepy macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2012
  5. stu3ufc macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2008
    I can't stand these magsafe. They burn out after a year or so use. I am on my 2nd magsafe which i had to pay £50 to replace each time. The end gets discoloured and then it burns out and doesn't work. Conveniently after the 1 year warranty runs out.

    I have no idea how to combat this but just accept my macbook sucks because it's not the newer model which i would buy if i didnt spend money on this plastic 2008 one. wish i could have the newer model with better memory and hard drive space

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