Luck getting new Magsafe adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by busterbluth, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed that my ~2 yr unibody macbook pro adapter is starting to fray at the magnetic end. I have read a few reports of fires and burns and I am getting concerned. Apple tends not be very generous when it comes to repairs/refunds, but on the website they said you can bring your adapter in and possible get a new adapter. At this point there are no burn marks, just fraying.

    Has anyone had any luck getting a new adapter? Is it a waste of time to go to the apple store and try and get a replacement?
     
  2. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    You can buy the old style Magsafe adapter from Amazon for around $25.
     
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    Do you have AppleCare ? I've been able to swap out MagSafes , headphones, sync cables, airports etc with relative ease.....
    As long as you've got AAPLcare.
     
  4. busterbluth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No apple care, anyone have luck without it?
     
  5. orchidrain macrumors newbie

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    You should just go to an Apple store and try your luck. Mine wasn't burned but was fairly frayed (enough that I could see all the tiny wire things inside) and they replaced it with the new magsafe adapter. I didn't have Applecare but I did have to refer them to the thing on the website about the adapters.
     

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