Macbook Pro Power cable failing

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  1. BJB Productions, Nov 11, 2010
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    BJB Productions

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    Hi everyone,
    I have a uni-body Macbook Pro (Late 2008) At the time of it's release, Apple was still selling the old type of magsafe power cables... (The one that a lot of people reported having melting and other issues with. )

    Well, mine has been fine, (and still works) but I'm starting to get worried about the serious fraying inside the cable casing. (See pictures below) I never ever use the wrapping clips on the adapter to wrap my cable around. I always coil it up loosely, to prevent further damage.

    Basically what I'm wondering is, if I bring this into Apple will they replace it for free? Or will I have to pay for it? I do have Apple Care.

    Much thanks,
     

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    Apple OC

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    My guess is Yes ... be polite and mention .... you are worried about it being a safety concern. :cool:
     
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    BJB Productions

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    Yeah. Good point. Well I guess it won't hurt to go in and try.
     
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    Well just to give a quick update, I took it in today along with my MBP (because I had been having some issues with my HDD)

    Anyway, I showed the cable and noted it 'could be a hazard.' The guy was really nice and replaced it with no questions asked. Yay for #1 in customer support. :)
     

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