No longer feel safe using charger.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by baddj, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. baddj macrumors 6502

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  2. youssefm macrumors 6502

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    Don't be paranoid, its only two cases on here so far, that's not significant enough at the moment.. and as you can see they are only macbook pro's so stop worrying.. for now :D
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I think you're blowing this out of proportion. If you're that worried about it, only use the charger when you're sitting in front of your computer so you can watch it, and fully unplug it from the wall if you're away.
     
  4. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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  5. baddj thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yea i am over it now it was because i had small burn marks in end that gos to the wall but now my friend told me it does it to most plugin you put into 240v so i am all happy to charge my macbook now.
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    chance of burning MagSafe = chance of burning a Dell adaptor = chance of burning Sony adaptor = chance of burning...etc. These problems are not isolated to only Apple. :rolleyes:
     
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I ordered one of these today. Better iSafe than sorry. :D
     

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  8. acurafan macrumors 6502a

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    whatever you do when magsafe burns, don't use iWater from iSink. :D
     
  9. gillboyswims96 macrumors regular

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    i noticed that too...
     
  10. gamer2502 macrumors regular

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  11. harodude macrumors regular

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    Luckily my power adapter died before any of that could happen!

    And even better, Apple replaced the charger for free with an updated (smaller) version!


    I wouldn't be at all paranoid...
     
  12. testcard macrumors 68020

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    You could always get measured for an Apple iSuit.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    Why bother with an iSuit, just tell them their going to get iSued if they don't fix it.
    (It's an American Tradition! ;))
     
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  15. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    Get a PC laptop...this stuff never happens with those. :p
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    right. PC laptops simply catch fire anyway or worse. :p
     
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  18. gillboyswims96 macrumors regular

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    Actually I saw lot of melting things on the feedback for the MacBook pro one but I looked through like 20 on the MacBook and I didn't see any...
     
  19. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

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    Yay right, this affects all computer makers. At least Apple hasn't burned anyones house down yet like Dell.
     
  20. GlenL macrumors member

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    if people are saying that it's b/c the wires inside the insulation is getting shorted, then just be careful about not twisting and bending the cord too much
     

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