My iPad charger exploded

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by HyperX13, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. HyperX13, Jan 7, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 7, 2011

    HyperX13 macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    My ipad charger was plugged into the wall socket all day without an ipad. I heard a loud pop and found this




    Is this common?

    It was not plugged into the ipad itself. Just on it's own. No weird power surges or anything.
  2. uberamd macrumors 68030


    May 26, 2009
    Did you really just ask if an exploding iPad charger is common? :)
  3. Forker macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2010
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Call Apple. They'll be very interested in talking to you. I bet they ask you to ship it to them.
  5. 184550 Guest

    May 8, 2008
    Call Apple, even if it's for nothing more than to get a replacement charger.
  6. HyperX13 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2009
    I sent my assistant to the genius bar on Michigan ave in Chicago.. he is probably there now...
  7. Nishi100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 27, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    1) Ring Apple.
    2) When get say: " Are any of you possessions, apart from the charger, damaged."
    3) Reply "Yes, my £20,000 table and chair."
    4) Self inflict damage on objects, so, when the Apple representative comes, he'll see the damage.
    5) Get £20,000, for a table and chair that cost £150.

    But, seriously that should't happen, even if you did leave it on all day without an iPad in it; unless the charger became hot and water droplets appeared on the exposed connector.
  8. yamabushi macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2003
    Looks like it arced between parts inside the wall plug or between parts in the wall plug and the USB connector.
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    While thankfully an issue like this is not common, it's the main reason I never leave things plugged in when not in use.

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