is it possible for a usb device to fry a macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nia820, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. nia820 macrumors 68020


    Jun 27, 2011
    My 2012 MacBook pro 13 just came back from repairs. It wouldn't turn on. It happend after I plugged in my mobile broadband from t mobile. I didn't think it was the culprit. But i plugged it in after getting it back again and it won't turn on again. Now I'm thinking it may be the cause.

    However do I have to be extra cautions now whenever i buy a new USB device?

    Not only that how can i know if a USB device to going to fry my machine or not?

    I'm incredibly frustrated right now. I've been a PC girl my whole and never had such problems with laptops. Ive been with apple for 3 weeks and nothing but problems.
  2. adeon macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2012
    It is possible, I've had bad Luck with some USB devices. Maybe there is a short causing that to happen have you tried plugging the dongle to a pc? Don't try it because I'm asking you tho I don't want you frying a pc :)

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