Stores now have MBPs with smaller Power adapter

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  1. sealab2021 macrumors member

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    I just got my new SR 2.2Ghz MBP last night. From the store!!!! Take that everyone who has waited for 2 months ordering online! HA

    I can confirm that they are now stocked with the smaller power adapter! I haven't seen anyone else say this yet. I thought people would want to know.

    I also called the apple direct last week, and Tim said that there is a 98% to 100% chance that they will all have the new power adapters, even though the apple sales people in the stores have no idea. So don't just take their word for it (because out of like 6 stores and 10 sales people, none of them knew what I was talking about).
     
  2. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    I wonder if you can get the larger exchanged for the small if you purchased within the past two weeks. I'd really love to know since today would be the last day to do something like this.
     
  3. L3X macrumors 6502a

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    Well obviously you got a stock, because most of the people ordering online upgraded to the 7200 HDD, hence the wait. So, we'll just all have a faster HDD than you...take that! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Matto1020 macrumors member

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    Can someone post what the new power adapter looks like?

    I just bought my Macbook Pro a week ago and don't know which I have...or perhaps someone can post a picture of the old one...
     
  5. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    Old one is much bigger, the new one is more of a square (old one was rectangle). Does anybody know if we can request to trade up to the new one? It kind of bugs me that others paid the same amount I did for their computer and got a smaller lighter adapter.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    See the news article for a comparison photo.
     
  7. Tom B. macrumors 65816

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    [​IMG]

    New on the left, old on the right.

    Edit: Too slow! :eek:
     
  8. sealab2021 thread starter macrumors member

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    Honestly, for as much trouble as I put into it to make sure, I'm not sure its that big of a deal once I have it in my hand, but it is progress for progress sake.

    I think the overall box size might be smaller too, (in case you get a chance to compare) because I just packed up my old Gen 1 MBP and I remember the case layout. And I'm looking at this new SR MBP box, and I'm thinking to myself, if you stuck just a little taller power adapter in this box, there is no way it would fit.

    So I can't confirm this, but I am wondering if apple redesigned their box sizes (just by an inch or so) to accommodate for this smaller power adapter. Could be useful to know if your at the store and trying to figure out if it has the new power adapter or not, with out opening it up. Or maybe you can just go by the build week? Is that printed on the outside of the box?

    And just as a side note. Looking at the wiki's for the MBP updates, there is no way the gen 1 MBP weighed only 5.6 lbs, cause the SR MBP is like a pound or more lighter then my old one.
     
  9. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

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    What week did they change it in production? My week 28 MBP has the old adapter :(
     
  10. a1dipship macrumors regular

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    you could be clumsy for a few days with your big power adaptor.... :p

    and then the exchange would be a smaller one

    for the record : i would never do this :eek: and shame on anyone who does!

    they should let people change it. ive had my mbp for 1 month exactly....

    ITS A LAPTOP. they should appreciate that size & weight is everything..... lets start a class action!!! (ps. i dont know what im talking about)
     
  11. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    I've now had my replacement for 4 hours lol. I want my small adapter! Would be ridiculously convenient for school.
     
  12. a1dipship macrumors regular

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    f1400 - how did you get yours changed? did you get yours changed?
     
  13. EvryDayImShufln macrumors 65816

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    No I didn't, it's my entire MBP that I got replaced. I'm wondering if we have any basis to demand a change of power supplies though.
     
  14. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    I'll call the Apple Store and find out, just gotta get this little bit done for work, so I'll let you guys know in about twenty minutes :)
     
  15. Magritte macrumors member

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    Oh. My. God.

    I just spent 40 minutes on the phone with about seven different people from Apple looking into this.

    I bought my MBP on July 17th and wanted to see if they'd swap out the power bricks. NOBODY has even heard of these new bricks. And I mean nobody. It took me six transfers from the Apple Store to AppleCare to customer support back to the Apple Store back to customer support and the best I was able to do was a 50% discount on the new adapter. (Which actually is a pretty good deal even if it isn't a free replacement; I'm not thrilled but I'm satisfied.)

    But I seriously only recommend going through the process if you have a strong stomach and a lot of time on your hands. Unbelievable how completely incompetent and ignorant Apple's employees are of their own products.
     
  16. niele macrumors member

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    sorry to ask this but couldn't find the prior thread ... how do you find out when your production date is? :confused:
     
  17. creator2456 macrumors 68000

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    Calling Apple in the next week or so...

    I have noticed that my Rev A 17" MBP Magsafe is shredding a little bit from the rubber protector stub thingy being too short...here (old - left, newish - right)

    ...kinda like this one here

    :cool:
     
  18. Aea macrumors 6502a

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    Just called the Apple Store at Park Meadows, employee on the other end apologized about not having them in yet nor knowing if an upgrade was possible, but said the 2-week return / upgrade policy might tie in to it and that if I talk to the manager I might be able to get it upgraded when they actually get them.
     
  19. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

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    In the serial number on the box, it is the 2 digit number after the 7.
     
  20. Mydel macrumors 6502a

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    My MBP 2.4 ordered online couple weeks ago arrived on monday with already smaller power adapter. Whats interesting the same MBP ordered by my friend next lab arrived yesterday with big one inside
     
  21. Magritte macrumors member

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    What I heard from one of the numerous idiots I talked to (they weren't all idiots, I should clarify, but many were) was that although the new adapter is out and available for purchase, because it won't SHIP for three weeks, the 2-week upgrade thing doesn't apply. How's that for a truly Machiavellian loophole?

    I can't say I'm disappointed in Apple, though, since although I love their products and have been a regular customer since 1992, I'm used to the absolutely #$&*tty way they treat their customers. Par for the course.
     
  22. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Isn't that why the old ones caught fire? Get that thing replaced!
     
  23. niele macrumors member

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    thank you very much, gtgrad95 :)
     
  24. henhowc macrumors regular

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    From Other Thread its looks to be a 2/3 the size of the OG version.

    [​IMG]
     
  25. gtgrad95 macrumors 6502

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    No problem. What was your build week?
     

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