PSU failed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by beerglass007, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. beerglass007 macrumors 6502

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    Had my new 15" MBP 2016 ( fully loaded ) for 2 days and it wouldn't charge which was a real issue when in a workshop at work and couldn't complete due to lack of battery power

    Because its so new everyone else in the room had standard mag-safe power bricks and couldn't help or test

    I called Apple care and they said...is the LED on the power cable? WTF this isn't a mag safe cable with LED its a 2M USB C cable...DOH

    I was then told to do a SMC reset, wait for the CHIME....again DOH it doesn't have a startup noise

    In the end I was so mad I drove to the local Apple Store 50 miles away, I called the store whilst in the car and put onto the walkin waiting list....4 hours wait I was told.

    In the end I turned up at the local store and plugged my 15" MacBook into there demo units and it started to charge. I explained to the staff and given a new PSU brick, got it home and its the wrong type, I have the 13" 61W not the large 87W unit.

    Called Apple Care and said this wasn't good service for a £3800 laptop and now got another PSU coming in the post.
     
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502

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    So your computer's accessory had a hardware issue and Apple is replacing it. Front page news.
     
  3. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, its a public internet and public forum....get over it buddy
     
  4. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

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    Damn,I thought my MBP was expensive!

    Glad Apple sorted the issue out for you mate.
     
  5. beerglass007 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah they did in the end. Its not nice whilst its happening to you. When I called Apple they were saying I would need to book an appointment to get the laptop serviced, I was like...NO its 2 days old it doesn't get serviced it gets replaced. Then realised that I would end up waiting 5 weeks for a new one..

    Just really glad it was the PSU. I think Apple should really have stock to replace faulty devices, they need to be able to support the people who already have these in the wild
     
  6. Phoenixx Suspended

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    What you have encountered is just how bad Apple's customer service has become. I had a similar experience when one of the plastic feet fell off the bottom of my Macbook Pro (2013), one year after purchase. I rang "customer service" to get a replacement foot, thinking it wouldn't be a big deal. It took 3 phonecalls, being hung up on once, and then being called back 4 days later by a supervisor for them to suggest replacing the ENTIRE bottom panel (at my expense of course), at a store that serviced Apple products (nearest one requires a TWO HOUR journey each way and it would require TWO journeys; 8 hours in total of travelling time).

    This was all for a plastic foot that was cosmetic only, and I could buy online in a set of 4 for $4. In the end I simply laughed at them; told them I use my Macbook Pro for work and could not afford the two WEEK wait for the bottom panel to be replaced; told them the situation was ridiculous and their service was crap; and glued the foot back onto the chassis myself.
     

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