power cord fried?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by OCSpersonel, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. OCSpersonel macrumors regular

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    so i freaked out when i tried to plug my magbook in and the magsafe adapter sparked! ya it was wierd. like when it touched the power port it sparked and i pulled it back immediatly.

    whats the heck!?!?!?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    You musta missed all the other threads discussing the power cord issues ;)

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    i saw a few, but they didnt look like the same problem. can you direct me? :)

    i mean this thing sparked, and when i tried again it dosnt lite up and just dosnt work

    *just looked at it, the chip that the power adapter is connected to is fried :(
     
  4. munkees macrumors 65816

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    call applecare if it still has it, they will ship/replace, I had some trouble once, with this, ended up frying the power board inside the Macbook too.
     
  5. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    howd you fry yours?

    and ima get a replacement, iv found a few online anywhere from 40$ to 80$ and movies on how to replace
    idk why, i just was never a fan of sending my device/machine away to someone to fix it, even though apple is trusted
     
  6. munkees macrumors 65816

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    Triplet 2 year olds stick the end in their month then plug it back in.
     
  7. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    ah, i dumped water into the back of the macbook flooding the motherbord area, i let it air dry overnight and the MagSafe board was the only part affected

    im one lucky sob
     
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    my wife washed her ipod nano, it was soaked underwater and spun around, the only thing that did not work after drying was the click wheel.
     
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    Isn't the click wheel the most important part?
     
  10. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Unfortunately, a blown PSU has a habit of taking other parts of the system out with it. :(
    Does the system still work off the battery? Or are you unable to determine this, as it's too low?
    Boards are actually immersed in water (distilled) in an ultrasonic bath, as one of the steps in cleaning flux off during the manufacturing process. :eek: ;)

    The click wheel likely was damaged due to the banging around in the washer. :(
     
  11. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    No it works fine off of the battery, it had like 70% when it happened, iv been using it concervitaly ever since. It works like nothing ever happened except the power cord dosn't light up and the power cord dosn't charge the battery/run the MacBook nor does the MacBook notice it
     
  12. munkees macrumors 65816

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    look at power under profiler it will tell you about get a charge or power, also look carefully at the light on the end of the power cable, see it their is a faint glow. take an eraser like on the end a pencil and clean the contacts.
     
  13. munkees macrumors 65816

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    do you live near a mac store, I don't know if you have apple care, anyhow take it down and ask to plug it into one of theirs, if the light comes on and it starts charging, you just need a new power adapter else it might need a new power board too.

    you need to check the computer with another power adapter.
     
  14. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    but i opened it up and the magsafe board was fried
     
  15. munkees macrumors 65816

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    I think the labor cost at the Apple store are $100 plus parts to fix it.
     
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    not sure, but it is worth talking to a mac genius. but it is cheaper than replace the whole unit (might not be as fun as a new one).
     
  18. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    haha and my budget is around 100.

    just spoke to a friend whos equivilent to a genius and he says that its possible its only the DC in or whatever board and hopefully didnt kill the connectors to the logic board.

    and ima go schedual my appointment when i get back from my trip :(
     
  19. munkees macrumors 65816

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    he is correct it is just a separate board, it should not of killed the logic board, there should be some kind of protection.
     
  20. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    im still under apple's standard warrenty, do i qualify?
     
  21. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    You're fine then. :)
     
  22. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    so if it ends up that its the power board, they will do it for free???

    hopefully it didnt trip the water sensors
     
  23. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Yup. :)
    LOL. :p
     
  24. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    yah where are the water sensors, is there a way i can tell if there tripped
     
  25. OCSpersonel thread starter macrumors regular

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    [​IMG]

    hows this :(

    kinda looks like its smoking... its not
     

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