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Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Tech198, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    #1
    Hi all.
    I have a 'busted' MegaSafe adaptor extension cord,.... or rather, i'm not sure weather it would still work ...

    The centre pin of the AC plug is now gone....... Overtime, it became bent, so i just straightened it with a pair of pliers..

    Now all this back and forth motion, have broken this centre pin plug...

    Is this extension still ok to use as I left it out, and just used the MegaSafe (as is), because I was worries i would short something.

    Or should i just replace the extension (if possible) ?
     
  2. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    If you are in the US, the center pin is just for grounding. I'm not sure about other AC plugs.
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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    Sorry.. its australian plugs...

    Would this be safe to use still ?
     
  4. SDAVE macrumors 68040

    SDAVE

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    Don't think the center plug does anything. If you look at the other end of the cable that connects to the MagSafe adapter, you will notice that it only has 2 pins, while the other end (depending on your country) has 3 pins (1 is always the ground).

    I would just ignore it and move on :)

    I'm sure you can find this extension cable for cheap on eBay if it's really bothering you...
     
  5. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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