Charger is temperamental

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  1. james-bailey macrumors regular

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    Hey folks, ive had my MBP for 13 months now and the last few weeks the charger has been very temperamental.

    I have to wiggle the wire where it goes into the metal cylindrical tube that contains the connecting magnet for it to work. Even then it goes off after a while and need to re adjust.

    Is this a common problem? Does anyone have a solution?

    Thanks

    JB
     
  2. thundersteele macrumors 68030

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    any warranty left? I think you need to get a new one.
     
  3. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Can you see any exposed wires? If you can, even out of warranty it can qualify for a free replacement.

    What style is it?

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  4. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    That's a dated graphic. My 13" MBP has A: C: is the discontinued recall PS
     
  5. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is dated however there are still quite a few MBP's with it floating around. They stopped shipping shortly after the Mid-2010 models came out if I remember correctly. It helps to diagnose this issue as the older type are known to go bad, and were specifically recalled for that issue.
     
  6. james-bailey thread starter macrumors regular

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    Its type A from looking at the pic.

    No exposed wires that I can see.

    Will more than likely drop into my local apple store and see what they say, thanks
     
  7. meep1234 macrumors newbie

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    When you wiggle the wire, can you actually twist in in any direction? This happened to me and they gave me a new charger - you can't really fix it.

    It tends to happen if you don't pull on the magsafe - meaning you yank on the wire instead. (Same thing happened to my cousins).
     

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