Can this power adaptor damage my mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by adcx64, Aug 16, 2015.

  1. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    So my Apple genuine AC adaptor is slightly frayed on the end where the magsafe connector goes into the brick. It has to be held a certain way to work. Is this dangerous to the computer?

    EDIT: I would only use it for the next 2 weeks until I get paid. My MBA only has 3 cycles on the battery and would like to keep the battery healthy.
  2. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    Yes. Stop using it.

    My memory is fuzzy and I can't find the thread right now, but I think there was a thread last year started by a guy who had damaged his MBA by using an AC adapter with a frayed cable. Or maybe it started a fire or something. I wish I could remember what happened but anyway, it was bad.

    Do you have friends with adapters you can borrow? Can you find one cheap on Craigslist, etc.?

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