MacBook Air: Frayed MagSafe Adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by MmmPancakes, May 27, 2013.

  1. MmmPancakes macrumors 6502

    MmmPancakes

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    I have a mid-2011 13" MacBook Air purchased in December, 2011 from Apple.

    The past few days I've noticed this fraying on the tip of the adaptor. The wire is now exposed. I remember this being an issue on older MacBook cables, but hasn't this been resolved? I don't use my cable in any "abnormal" situations. It barely leaves the house.

    My MBA is covered by Apple Care. Any chance this is covered?
     

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  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure Apple would replace it. They have for me.

    /Jim
     
  3. DJLC macrumors 6502a

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    Typically they'll cover it, so long as you bring it in BEFORE the cable snaps off.
     
  4. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    Black electrical tape would save a trip to the store.
     
  5. BradClarke macrumors member

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    Bring it to the apple store to have it replaced, they should do a product swap out. Dont put electrical tap on it, this will only last so long before the cable gives out, and most likely this will happen out of warranty.
     
  6. TC25 macrumors 68020

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    It depends what went wrong. Did the outside covering become brittle and crack? The wires inside the cover experienced the same wear/bending and they appear unaffected. Additionally, the pictured cable does not look at all like the cable I have. At work, I've been using the same cable with my 2012 MBA that I used with my 2011 MBA. I simply bought an adapter. Plus the Apple Charger has a 1 year warranty, which in this situation, has expired.
     
  7. rshroff2 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, they'll definitely replace it for you. They also replace the usb to lightning/ 30 pin cord and the headphones as well. They'll do some tests with the laptop cord but the other two, they swap without asking many questions if any.
     
  8. MmmPancakes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As an update for any experiencing similar problems, the Apple Store replaced the adapter for me without charge.
     
  9. brycemason macrumors member

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    Thanks. My cable is decaying like that, too, but a little further down.
     

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