Luck getting new Magsafe adapter?

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

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    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


    Apr 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    You can buy the old style Magsafe adapter from Amazon for around $25.
  3. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

    Oct 24, 2007
    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

    Jun 14, 2008
    No apple care, anyone have luck without it?
  5. orchidrain macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    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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