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2382 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: May 7, 2007 9:01 PM by mmt98f
"do you have any advice or tips that could help me?"
To do what? If you're near an Apple store, you can do an exchange. If you'd prefer to do it online, you can do that too.
Plug the adapter into the wall BEFORE you attach it to the MacBook. Another poster wrote that "Apple should mention this step in its documentation." They do.My cat's name is Casanova
Where have you seen these reports you mention? I did a search and can't find anything about exploding magsafe adapters! That may be why the CPSC doesn't do anything. They don't usually act on rumors that can't be proven.
Compare the number of magsafes melting with the numbers sold. Very small percentage. Does not help if you are in the small percentage.
One piece of advice on magsafe useage and this can be applied to other devices as well.
Do not pull on the cord to remove the magsafe. Hold the adapter next to the computer and pull on it. Pulling on the cord weakens the insulation and stretches it out and can cause shorts. In 20 plus years in electronics I have seen a lot of problems because of improper use of adapters.
MortBlack MacBook Core Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1.25 Gb RAM , 5G iPod Video, 512 Mb Shuffle
Get your adapter replaced immediately. It is unsafe to continue using it. To ensure that the replacement does not also malfunction, ensure that you are connecting it to a grounded outlet. If no grounded outlets exist, connect the power cord to the adapter that came with it.
As previous posters have already advised, make sure it is connected and disconnected properly. Make sure the magsafe area where the adapter connects to the computer is clean and dust free. Make sure the power port on the computer is clean and dust free. I keep cans on condensed air on hand to clean my ports about once a week.Mac OS X (10.4.8), 1g Nano Black, 30g 5th Gen Black
I had/have a similar experience.
Earlier in the year, my magsafe melted and the wires inside the cord got severed. I had to buy an entirely new one because I needed it for school the next day and couldn't wait.
I just had to buy a new battery because it wasn't being recognized and now, the magsafe is becoming ridiculously hot again and I can tell it's going to melt again.
I'm not sure what the deal is with the batteries and magsafe adaptor. Kind of starting to **** me off.