Power cable set itself on fire. AppleCare?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Jasonc23, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Jasonc23 macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    So just today i was using my MacBook, then I put it down, and noticed smoke coming from the ground. The end part of my power cable was slightly on fire. I quickly took it out my laptop and from the wall.
    So now the cable's burnt itself, is it covered by AppleCare? I am still in warranty from when i bought the laptop.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Yeah, they'll almost certainly replace a burnt power adapter. Give them a call or take it into a store.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    If the part is defective, it's covered. If the damage was due to wear and tear or accident, it's not.
  4. Jasonc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    The plastic has been slightly ripping on the outer cover (by the plastic part that goes into the laptop), but its just been with normal use.
  5. Jasonc23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 26, 2009
    Just to finish off the thread. I called Apple, they just said that they would give me another one. Either from an Apple Store or the other Authorised Resellers. Pretty simple replacement really.

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