MacBook Pro power brick replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kuebby, Dec 15, 2007.

  1. kuebby macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    I just had a quick question that I was hoping forum members would be able to help me with.

    I have a Core Duo MBP with the old style power brick. The brick gets really hot and a couple times I've had the problem where the LED on the end doesn't show the right charge status.

    If I take this in to the Apple Store will they replace it for me?

    Do I need to make an appointment with the Genius Bar or will I just be able to walk up and get help with this non-technical problem? FYI, I'd be going to either the SoHo or 14th St store and they will obviously be crowded.
     
  2. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

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    I had a similar issue, but with mine it also failed to charge on occasion. I called AppleCare and told them all three symptoms (heat, LED, and failure to charge) and they dispatched me a new one. However, the replacement was the larger old style, not the new smaller version.

    I tried to go to an Apple Store, but when I had these issues MBP AC Adapters were impossible to find (they had stopped selling the larger ones, and the smaller version hadn't yet arrived).
     
  3. e12a macrumors 68000

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    yes, take it to the apple store. an improperly charging adapter will damage your battery as well, as it did mine. I got a new battery and the revised, smaller adapter at around the same time. I practically have a new computer! :p
     

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