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Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by DawnM, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. DawnM macrumors newbie

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    Good grief, did I just get a bad computer or is this normal?

    I have a 2010 MacBookPro 15".

    Two weeks ago the battery was replaced.

    Last week the hard drive went out. Apple replaced it.

    Today my charger died.

    I do have AppleCare and am glad I purchased it, but I have friends with 7 year old Apples that have never had any issues.

    I even thought of not bothering with Applecare but I am sure glad I bought it.

    But it has me worried I may have problems when Applecare runs out (Feb. of 2013.)

    This is my first Apple, although I have purchased a few more products since this one.

    Dawn
     
  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    No this is not normal. Most Apple products are well known for reliability and build quality. If the machine develops further issues you are well within your rights to ask for a replacement.
     
  3. DawnM thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Charger actually came back on today, but it is super hot (can't even touch it) and makes a weird buzzing noise.

    I will call Applecare tomorrow and see if they can replace it. It seems to overheat and shut off.

    I wish you could purchase extended Applecare (beyond the 3 year mark) as I only have one year left on Applecare.

    Dawn
     
  4. Chubbysumo macrumors newbie

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    Unplug it, take it off, and dont use it. Its gone bad, and its a fire hazard. The inverter in it has gone wonkey, and its getting way too hot, and could potentially damage your mac too, and start a fire.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It's normal for the MagSafe adapter to become very hot to the touch while charging. The buzzing noise, however, is not normal. Send it back.
     
  6. DawnM thread starter macrumors newbie

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