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Apple Recalls MacBook Pro MagSafe Adapters

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Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix. Apple began pulling inventory of the 85W power supplies from its retail stores a few weeks ago. Apple also discontinued shipments to third party retailers ahead of "redesigned" models that are expected to ship in about 2 to 3 weeks. Reports claim that the thermal insulation of the adapter cords has a tendency to heat up and fray near both the power brick and the MagSafe connector, creating a potentially serious hazard. Another issue is a tendency for the tiny pins inside the MagSafe connector to improperly spring back into place, resulting in a faulty connection between the MagSafe connector and the MacBook Pro's built-in power adapter port. And lastly, some adapters are showing signs of a defect where the LED indicator light on the MagSafe connecter will intermittently shut off even though the adapter continues to charge the MacBook Pro.

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I remember battling mac fanboys for years and years about "It just works". After reading countless articles like this recently, I hate to say it, but... I told ya so!:nutkick:
 
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only prob of those that I've noticed is the LED which I didn't bother complaining about because there seems to be nothing else that it's effects.

as for the recall any word on what to do? stop at an apple store?
 
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Apple Inc. has halted shipments of MagSafe power adapters for its MacBook Pro notebook line as a result of quality design issues and is presently working on a fix. Apple began pulling inventory of the 85W power supplies from its retail stores a few weeks ago. Apple also discontinued shipments to third party retailers ahead of "redesigned" models that are expected to ship in about 2 to 3 weeks. Reports claim that the thermal insulation of the adapter cords has a tendency to heat up and fray near both the power brick and the MagSafe connector, creating a potentially serious hazard. Another issue is a tendency for the tiny pins inside the MagSafe connector to improperly spring back into place, resulting in a faulty connection between the MagSafe connector and the MacBook Pro's built-in power adapter port. And lastly, some adapters are showing signs of a defect where the LED indicator light on the MagSafe connecter will intermittently shut off even though the adapter continues to charge the MacBook Pro.



Source: AppleInsider
I've had mine for over a year and it's been completely fine. Moreover, it's been the best charger I've used to date. The charger it self has a lot of really nice features, plus the magnetic holder insures that you won't have some huge accidents.
 

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stuff like this is bound to happen and it occurs more often then not. good news is, they caught it and are recalling it and taking care of it.
 
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i wonder if apple are going to mac another one of those Mac Vs PC adverts about this.