Can my MBP hurt it's power supply?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshuasl, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. joshuasl macrumors newbie

    Aug 30, 2010
    At the beginning of the year my power supply died and Apple changed both of them. 4 months later, happened again. Now, 4 months later, it is happening again!

    The power supply is plugged into a power strip with other electronics as well. The power supply keeps the laptop alive but won't charge it. If you unplug it the battery drains like normal. No light on charger, other chargers charge the laptop.

    Do I have dirty power at my house that keeps blowing it? Nothing else has been effected.

    Can a computer effect the charger? Please help! Still have 6 mos of applecare, but am tired of this. Would like to find solution.
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040


    May 20, 2010
    Boulder, CO
    The culprit is usually the way you treat the charger. You need to pull it out from the computer from the plug, not the cord. Grasp the part with the light on it, and pull firmly. Do not pull from the cord.

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