My power supply died v. < 2 yrs old 79.99 to replace

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  1. antiyou

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    This shit is ridiculous and apparently happens quite frequently even the new macbook mag powersupplies have issues. On the apple.com site they are on up to 3 weeks back order and not sold in stores, and then have complaints about both the macbook and powerbook power supplies all over the front page.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=31C2C4FE&nplm=M8943LL%2FA
    1.5 star user rating of 1430 reviews

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=9D352BF2&nplm=MA357LL%2FA
    2 star user rating of 319 reviews

    I'm probably going to be replacing mine with a non apple brand for 39.99 by the way.

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    I've seen them at compusa :dunno:
     
  3. antiyou

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    yes for 79.99...:ugh:
     
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    Some of the Powerbooks qualify for a battery recall.
     
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    would this be covered under applecare at all?
     
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    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Being that they patened that connector, I highly doubt anyone *legally* will be making a clone. Kensington doesn't even have an airline adapter for it.
     
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    I think he was just saying that the MBP ones are awful too, but that he has a powerPC based notebook.

    This happened to a friend of mine, the Apple powersupplies are awful, he then got one from Macally, via Amazon, which was fine until the wire freyed or something which he accepted was slightly his fault, but more so on them but just got another one as they were heavily on offer on Amazon or he got it free from credits or whatever Amazon do. I just asked him how its been now and he has no problems with this one as he is more careful where it's located.

    I don't want to be one of those people who say companies intentionally make things that break to get more revenue, but you have to wonder when a company like apple can make some great hardware with very few problems (pre intel) why certain, very important, parts are shite on a stick.
     
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    prolly the heat
    the metal conenctor on the metal case
    gotta be hot
     
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    you think theyre gonna put mag-safe connectors on everything now? like magsafe usb?
     
  10. antiyou

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    no shit dimwit...I already had mine replace :o
     
  11. antiyou

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    negative ghost rider
     
  12. antiyou

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    reading comprehension
     
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    fishyhell muscle68>catholic school children

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    do you have applecare? they got to replace my ibook g4 power connector.
     
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    Sorry for trying to help you Mongoloid.
     
  15. antiyou

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    yes I do but it is not covered
     
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    I still haven't purchased a new one, I repaired my exsisting one...any ideas on where to look other than those listed in post #1?
     
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    my macbooks power supply box gets super hot, too hot to touch sometimes, if it is not left out in the open when charging. one time it was under a blanket, i thought the thing was going to start on fire
     

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