Burnt Prongs on 60W Power Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ColinEC, Aug 29, 2009.

  1. ColinEC macrumors 6502

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    Just a quick question about my 13" MacBook Pro's 60W power adapter.

    The prongs have burnt, and I've noticed that sparks occasionally shoot out of the prongs when I plug the adapter into a wall outlet.

    Is this a known problem, and should I ask for a replacement adapter?
     

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  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

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    What makes you think the fault is with the magsafe adapter?

    Does this happen for every outlet you plug it into? If so, your warranty or Applecare should replace it.

    Funny how my $17 ebay charger (which I've been chastised for) never does this. :D
     
  3. bmwpowere36m3 macrumors 6502

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    Agree, could be faulty home wiring...
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Lots of power plugs spark a little bit when you plug them into the wall.
     

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