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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by alexprice, Sep 25, 2006.
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how did that happen?
tell me that wasn't spontaneous...
Did you do that, like with an Iron? Or did it just happen? If it just happened... Call Apple NOW!
Please tell me that's from a sigarette or sigar. It's a scary thought that this happened by itself (I got 3 of those permanently plugged in!!)
I'm sure whats happened. Just noticed it. Dont think its anthing I've done. IE cigars etc. I will get it changed ASAP.
If you're sure what happened, how about you tell us rather than leave it as a mystery. It doesn't look like it came from the wire but from an external source...
I agree. Doesn't look like a cable issue at all.
What computer was it attached to? Obviously not the one in your sig of course.
Typo in last post. Meant to say "I'm not sure".
Sunfast: Correct, it was plugged into a MacBook Pro.
Warbrain: I'm pretty sure thats there's nothing else that would have caused it.
Its a mystery!
Internal overheating would be most unlikely to cause superficial damage to the flex.
Especially in the manner in which it's burned.
Sure. Its an odd one.
Heres a better pic.
Looks internal too me...
To me, it looks like something melted the cable from the outside, especially with the crater that appears to have formed on the casing.
Walk into a Store, exchange. Soon. Like, yesterday.
i doubt it. you can see the smaller circles that didnt burn all the way through from the inside. although i am pretty confused as to how it could get that hot, it does look internal. also if you look closely, especially at the smaller burn hole on the right, it is raising away from the wire. i dont think it would do that if something pressed against it to burn it.
were you using a 3rd party extension cable? those are notorious for causing overheating and malfunctions
I unplug mine at night, every night. That is scary. But it is something to be concernced with about all cables, not just Apple.
mine melted, too
I don't have photos, but I noticed a burning plastic smell while using my macbook. (No other heat sources were nearby in my office.)
The main transformer body (model A1184) was extremely hot, and the cabling about an inch upstream of the magsafe connecter was melting/smoldering and HOT.
I unplugged, bought a new one, and all seems to be going okay now.
After cutting/stripping the old cable upstream of the short/over-current, the transformer body stays cool when plugged in (though of course there's no load on it). Oddly, instead of reading the nominal 16.5VDC, my multimeter reads (steadily) 6.86VDC across the two conductors.
Also unfortunately, the melt was so close to the magsafe connector that I couldn't harvest it for re-dedication. :/
Now I'm sorry I didn't take pictures before ripping it apart-- it looked very similar to the photo above.
this happened to me....almost burnt my house down.
apple replaced my desk , laptop , firwire 800 cables , UPS .