SD Slot Arcing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kalimist, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. kalimist macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
    Finally a fully specced 2011 15" MBP delivered. This machine is so very quick, absolutely rapid, faster than my 2005 water cooled home build.

    All by it, enough of the hype -

    This evening, when inserting a SD card I saw one hell of a spark/flash come from inside the 'flash' port. Has anyone else had this problem? Could any ardent users comment on the damage that such a spark could cause. Earthing issue most likely, but how common is it?

    And yes, just to reiterate for those who are as shocked as I was... my SD card slot 'sparked', yes electrical arcing, when I inserted a SD card!

    Any ideas....:confused::apple:
  2. TheFarmer macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2011
    Obviously should not do that. Can you replicate the problem? Does your MBP still function normally? I would take it in to the nearest Apple store and explain your situation to one of them geniuses.
  3. kalimist thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2011
    Pins 1 and 2 on the SD card have marks from the electrical arcing!

    I was unable to replicate the flash with 10 more inserts and the SD slot and MacBook is working well.

    Having searched google and bing, I was 'hoping' that someone might have some idea as to what happened.

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