Would Apple replace this.....

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  1. zali0n macrumors regular

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    My power adapter on my Core Duo Macbook Pro has melted! It still works but intermittently and I'm also worried about it catching fire!

    Has anyone else had this? Do you think Apple would replace it even though the laptop is over 2 years old?

    See attached pic! :confused:
     

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  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    take it in and see. it ould go either way depending on genius

    in the meantime, wrap that sucker up in electrical tape
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Yep. See this and this.
     
  4. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Take it in, it'll likely get replaced with no hassle.

    Even if you get a ass helping you, paying for a new one is likely still less than the deductible on the fire insurance.
     
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  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    wow, good to hear in case mine ever goes bad and i can just get it replaced when mb is no longer in warranty
     
  7. kousuke18 macrumors regular

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    i would be surprised if apple did not replace that. the wiring should not melt away like that if used under normal conditions and could be potentially dangerous, even life threatening if any surrounding things caught on fire :eek:
     
  8. marold280 macrumors 6502

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    yes. definitely .
    mine was slightly frayed. and it was replaced even though i was out of warranty.
    Try to get a female Genius :D
     
  9. Kleivonen macrumors member

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    I had that happen twice on my old Macbook. First time it was replaced, and the second time it was not. I suppose it depends.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just call Apple Care; since they can't really see it, they'll just have to take your word for it. Just don't abuse the system.
     
  11. Brien macrumors 68020

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    I'm still wondering why Apple didn't make the connectors on the new chargers like the MBA's charger. It's much sturdier.
     
  12. zali0n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Many thanks for all of your replies, I'm going to try and visit the Apple store this weekend and see if I can get it swapped :)
     
  13. raymondu999 macrumors 65816

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    I consider my wife one, thank you:D
     
  14. Nipz macrumors 65816

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    Yea they replaced mine.

    Its because you are having the cable at 90 degrees whilst the charging your baby :) so it gets hot and melts.

    Should have no problems with it.
     
  15. wheelhot macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, Im surprised they didn't change the new MacBooks magsafe connector. The MBA MagSafe connector certainly look to be less prone to bent.
     
  16. duckkg5 macrumors member

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    reminds me of the thing from Eraserhead for some reason.
     
  17. Tofaha macrumors 6502

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    the same happened to me...i took it over and they replaced it:)
     
  18. alphaod macrumors Core

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    As in the angular shape or the metallic construction?
     
  19. Kleivonen macrumors member

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    I wasn't trying to. They actually melted. The second guy was a douche, so I ended up buying the second. Both of these happened with the very first generation of the Polycarbonate Macbooks. I'm guessing they were just a bad first run of the chargers.
     
  20. zali0n thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just for those of you interested it, took it to the Apple shop and they replaced it free of charge :D
     
  21. allanibanez macrumors regular

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    can't wait for mine to do this. Good to know apple replaced it.
     

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