Power cord issues!!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Ruffian829, Apr 22, 2012.

  1. Ruffian829 macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2008
    I have an older (white) macbook (I believe I bought it in 2009). I've since had to replace the power cord this past winter because my one year old sort of chewed / drooled too much into the old one. The newer power cord does not seem to fit right- its is sooo touchy and has to lay "just right" for it to work. I know its a different design than my old power cord... is this just sort of the nature of the beast with these new cords and old macbooks or is it just mine? It almost seems like its not the connection to the computer but if I wiggle the the cord itself it'll start or stop working.
    Also, it cord where it hooks to the computer gets SUPER hot. Like REALLY hot. Like it could burn someone hot. I literally cannot even touch it when it gets like that (which isn't all the time).
    I'm not exactly sure when I got the cord, in December I believe... if these are not typical problems of the cords can I still return it? I definitely don't have a receipt or the box or anything.
  2. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    That one sounds defective. I had to replace my power cable for the exact same reason (my 2 year old was putting the end in his mouth) and the one I bought has the new design (L instead of T). It works just as well as the old one. It doesn't get hot and it's not flakey at all.

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