Extremely Hot Power Brick, Will I need to send it in To AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by skyrider007, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. skyrider007 macrumors 65816


    Aug 5, 2007
    Recently my *big* 85W power brick for MBP has been unusually hot (not touchable) when plugged in at all times even when it's not charging. I'm afraid the plastic will melt or it will ignite fire. Do you think this is a problem and should I get it fixed/replaced?

    My MBP is 7 month old and I also have AppleCare. I have never made an AppleCare claim before and wonder whether I will have to send the charger away (I am at uni and *NEED* the charger)?

    P.S. there is no Apple Store near me
  2. n8c macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Call them--you may be able to get them to send you a replacement first so that you will never be without a power cord. Once you receive that, you'll send your malfunctioning one out.

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