Lifespan of charger

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lunch, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. lunch macrumors member

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    The three-year old charger for my MBP gradually stopped working over a period of two-three months. Now it doesn't work at all. Is this normal? Do these things have a short life span?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No, that's not normal. I've had a charger that has worked for nearly 4 years now, and another that died overnight after 1 month.

    As with all products, some are defective.
     
  3. Opstech macrumors 6502a

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    You had it for three years? Then yes it's normal. Apple only gives you a one year hardware warranty.
     
  4. DanMacApple macrumors 6502

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    3 years for a charger is actually good. I know you hope for them to last longer but like anything else you never know.
     
  5. lunch thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I understand it only has a one-year warranty just like almost every piece of electronic equipment and every household appliance I've ever purchased. Most of them don't completely give out after three years.
     
  6. ArmCortexA8 macrumors 6502a

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    PSU's for laptops usually only have a 12 month warranty, unless its an Asus which have 24 months on everything. I have yet to replace a PSU on any laptop I have had over the years (Windows or MAC).
     
  7. cluthz macrumors 68040

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    My charger from my old Macintosh Portable (1989) is still working.
     
  8. jbrenn macrumors 6502a

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    3 years is a good life span. I had one fail in less than a year.
     

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