macbook charger burning/cord

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by jumpman23j, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. jumpman23j macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    i noticed my macbook charger was not charging and it was hot and i noticed a hole in the cord so I took it out from the wall. My applecare is no longer in effect but will apple still cover this as this is a fire hazard?
  2. GreatDrok macrumors 6502a


    May 1, 2006
    New Zealand
    It probably depends on the age and how it has been treated. Unfortunately, these cables can fray due to wear and tear. My MacBook Pro power supply just died in exactly the same way but then again it was nearly 4 years old and had been around the world a few times so I consider it to be not unreasonable.
  3. jumpman23j thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2009
    my macbook is a couple months over 3 years old. so a couple months out of warranty. this sucks and i don't wanna pay 80 for a new one.
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Try calling their support line, you'll have better luck than with a Genius at the store I think. Don't be surprised if you don't get a new one... 3 years+ is pushing it for a replacement adapter.

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