Burned Magsafe cord

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by METOO999, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. METOO999 macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    I have a black Macbook C2D and just recently, the cord burned near the Magsafe power brick. I've read about the problem online, but most of the messages I've seen have been from around 2008. Has anyone gotten a free replacement recently from an Apple Store? I don't have Applecare or warranty.

    I've seen the new Magsafe design with the cord that goes vertical instead of horizontal. Will it block my ethernet port?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can call Apple and they'll probably send you a replacement for free.

    The L-shaped Magsafe connector will only block the ethernet port if you orient it such that it is blocked. Obviously you can just turn it the other way and it will not block the ethernet port.
  3. METOO999 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    Thanks, I wasn't sure if you could rotate it.
  4. Souljas macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2004
    Yeah I had this problem. They replaced it there and then with the new metal magsafe, even though it was about 2 years out of warranty ;). If it looks burnt from the outside im sure they will replace it.
  5. METOO999 thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 25, 2007
    Hmm, I went to an Apple Store and they wouldn't replace it for free. It was $60. Not pleased...

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