Strain Relief Late '08...grrr...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mst129, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. mst129 macrumors newbie

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    My late 2008 Aluminum MacBook's MagSafe is breaking at the strain relief. The Applecare warranty ended in December 2011, and the blanket replacement deadline for out-of-warranty computers, as you might already know, was in May. I can get the adapter to work if I fiddle with it, but the damage is of the infamous strain relief type. There is no "accidental damage" on the computer or on the adapter. Will Apple cut me a month's slack if I discuss the situation with someone at the Genius Bar or at the toll-free number?

    Think about it - up until that date in May, Apple was replacing adapters on six-year-old computers.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    It doesn't hurt to try, if you ask nicely.
     
  3. SpyderBite macrumors 65816

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    Hope for the best. But prepare for the worst. In other words, bring your credit card for potential repair or replacement. :)
     
  4. berone macrumors member

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    You could always try my wife's technique- go in person and bring a hungry toddler with you. I'm amazed at what she can get when the boy starts to wail!
    Plan B would be a used one from OWC for $35. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Apple/MC461LLAU/
     

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