Burn baby Burn

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Mr.Orb, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. Mr.Orb macrumors newbie

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    Lucky I noticed it before anything bad happened...

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    I called Apple yesterday and I got a new one through the post today, good customer service as always!
     
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816

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  3. Mr.Orb thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It happened to my friends a few months back, but his was on the computer connection.
     
  4. skir0987 macrumors regular

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    That also happened to me on the computer connection on the MB... but I don't think I noticed it in time and it ended up frying my PMU :(
     
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    One of mine separated like that during a film production. Didn't get to the point of burning like that yet, but I still got a replacement.

    Strain relief, Apple!
     
  6. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    I don't know what you folks do with your powerbrick.
    mine's been fine it's over 18 months old too!!


    is Apple really cutting on costs?? :eek:

    Perhaps, APPLE should think about making the lead detachable.. then charge the user a million dollars for a replacement when it's lost!! :D
     
  7. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    So do you keep the other one? or they take it away?
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Of they take it away!

    They want to confiscate and destroy the evidence ASAP!
     
  9. lukin macrumors regular

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    That scares me. The stories about these connections really do scare me about leaving my (soon to have) mbp on all day and accessing it remotely.
     
  10. wgilles macrumors 6502

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    All I have to say is WHOA!!!
    Kinda reminds me of the Xbox power cord issue they had a couple years ago, hope this doesn't turn out to be a serious problem.
     
  11. isauce macrumors regular

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    Very rarely does it happen, however this isn't one of those cases. Machines sometimes malfunction, it happens! :D
     
  12. khunsanook macrumors 6502

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    definitely agree.
     
  13. e12a macrumors 68000

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    it only happens from "abuse"...:eek:

    mine's been fine so far.. *knock on wood* Just remember to leave some slack on the part where it comes out of the brick. Don't wind it tight right from the start. Also, relieve some of the twisting once in a while by straightening the cord.

    also do not pull the magsafe connection off by the cord. Tilt the plug up or down with your finger and detach.
     
  14. monkey86 macrumors 6502

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    apple didnt take mine away they sent me a new one in the post (dont know why or how they would have known mine was broken!)

    spooky!
     
  15. lukin macrumors regular

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    Does anyone do this? ...more so the leaving it plugged in not monitored all day / night when not using it?

    Anyone else worry about this?
     
  16. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    I got one that exploded once when I plugged it in the wall socket. Lucky it was not yet plugged in my powerbook.
     
  17. isauce macrumors regular

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    Exploded? Wow, thats a first time I heard of that. :eek:
     
  18. johnsy macrumors 6502

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    That is scary! It is fire hazard! I think I would be afraid to leave it plugged in while I sleep.
     
  19. lars666 macrumors 6502a

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    +1

    I leave on my computer over nights and I am also quite scared about this. If it only was ONE case, but I already heard several cases about that. Somehow I don't like the thought of being burned while sleeping ...
     

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