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Exploding mac chargers?!

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Hi all,

 

Ok, not quite exploding, but noisy! :blush:

 

Last night before i went out i detached the magsafe end from my Macbook Pro but left it plugged into the wall. This morning it would appear that the fuse inside the British/Singapore plug had blown and it wouldn't charge the laptop. I swapped to a euro power cable and connected it to the laptop, and the green light on the magsafe thingy would go green for 2 or 3 seconds then go off, even though the battery is dead and needs a full charge. I id this repeatedly and cleaned the contacts with some dry tissue.

 

I read on the apple website about disconnecting for one minute etc the reconnecting and when i did that i got a loud bang from the white, square transformer and it threw the breaker for the whole house. It was very hot.

 

Now i get no lights however i connect it.

 

Nothing else in the house has any damage that would suggest a power surge or dirty power causing this.

 

Anyone ever experienced anything like this? What is the best way to get apple to fix it? I bought it in Singapore, can i take it to any service centre? (woohoo Jakarta trip?)

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sure that pet chihuahua didn't piss on your transformer before being evicted?

 

 

 

or Veitch was charging his bedroom toys again... :blush:

Edited by pakman

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Scubaboard Pak... Barangay Pasaway.

 

All cross dressing photos and stories of gay pets must remain over there from now on!

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Give them a call and they'll tell you what they know, regarding where they'll stand on providing a replacement...

 

worst case - your call really but I've been running a third-party power pack on my old PowerBook for 3 years now.... no probs.....

 

ebay's got tonnes of them..... just do some background research as some are undoubtedly gonna be better than others.....

 

chris

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Simon, the Apple service centers is in Carrefour or Ace Hardware. Both will send it for you to Apple Jakarta. I would also email Apple about this as it may be a problem with the power supply. I remember Apple had a recall on the old TiPBG4 flying saucer power supplies because they'd overheat and blow up.

Also check with Robert on when he's leaving.

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i think he wants to go to jakarta :blush:

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Thanks Drew.

 

Mike - Shush.

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Sigh Simon

What do they say... think global, act local?

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