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402 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 7:37 AM by tjk RSS
maharitho Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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May 15, 2012 4:14 PM

Hi guys

I have macbook pro 2.0 GHz, 15", early 2011 model

I noticed in the place where I attached power adapter to charge, its little bit loose like 9able to move it up and down) is this normal from apple or something wrong and I need to take it for fixing?


(A/C plug place last to the right, in the image)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,130 points)
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    May 15, 2012 4:30 PM (in response to maharitho)

    Hi m,


    It is held in only by magnetism. If you push harder up or down than the strength of the magnet, it's going to "rock." If the magnet is holding strong, but the whole MagSafe assembly is loosely wiggling, that's not right and I would have it checked out.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)
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    May 15, 2012 4:19 PM (in response to maharitho)

    There is no image.


    No it is not supposed to move like that. Take it to a Apple Genius Bar and have it checked out.

  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,800 points)
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    May 15, 2012 4:26 PM (in response to maharitho)

    Its a matter of degree.  If it works (its charging and the lights are on) and you can wiggle it a bit, it's probably is alright.  That is the way it is on both of my MBPs.


    If you are concerned, it won't hurt to take it to the Apple store.  My money says that you will be reassured that every thing is fine.



  • OGELTHORPE Level 7 Level 7 (22,800 points)
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    May 16, 2012 2:25 AM (in response to maharitho)

    The power adapter is covered under the warranty so if there were any defects from a manufacturing perspective you should incur no charge.  I suspect you are not in the USA and you may be subject to different business practices than what I am familiar with.  If you have an Apple store, you should have no problems.  If not and you meet some resistance, use your best powers of persuasion.



  • eww Level 9 Level 9 (52,975 points)
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    May 16, 2012 4:13 AM (in response to maharitho)

    The AC adapter is covered by your warranty just like the computer itself.

  • tjk Level 7 Level 7 (24,130 points)
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    May 16, 2012 7:37 AM (in response to maharitho)

    maharitho wrote:


    thanks for your quick reply, I will take it to apple store for checking, however the member OGELTROPHE beleives that this is normal issue, I agree with him somehow cause its working super fine with me, but mentally unsatisfied (you got me man), also if you kindly check about what I typed to him regarding warranty, if you have idea about it please let me know cause this is new for me and I dont wanna be fooled and pay hydreds for thiny thing even though essential, but as we are students we want to control our budgets a little bit, no income)

    thanks with regard


    Every piece of hardware is covered for one year; if you purchased an Apple Protection Plan, that adds another two years, for a total of three years. Your adapter is covered. To ease your mind go to an Apple store; if they say it's normal, it's all good; if they say it's not, they'll replace it free, and it's all good.


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