My iPad charger exploded

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

  1. HyperX13, Jan 7, 2011
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    HyperX13 macrumors 6502

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

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    Ideas?

    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

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

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  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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

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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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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