I've now had 3 Powerbook Titanium adapters crap out on me. They all break where the computer plug meets the cord.
Can these things be fixed? Seems stupid to lose a whole adapter because of frayed wire.
Not unless you're really good with a soldering iron. You can get a less expensive replacement, though. Try this one from Otherworld Computing http://macsales.com at:
Meno sexy, pero esta bien.
Is it covered by Apple Care? This happened to me once and I was able to have it replaced.
I had this happen to me. The thin cable melted right where it entered the transformer. I picked up a new adapter, and it had something the original didn't: strain relief on the cable in that exact spot.
Did any of yours have the strain relief? I'm not sure how long they've been making them with that feature. The bigger cable on the adapter has always had strain relief on it, I don't know why they thought the little one didn't needed it.
hey i know this is a while since this has all been posted but i was just using my laptop (with the adapter pluged in) and all of a sudden i heard a loud POP! (scared the crap outa me) and ya no its toast. so whats all this about strain relif? cuz im majorly mad about how this thing busted on me. grrrr. plz let me know . THANKS:P
Buy the MacAlley adapter. I really like them.
can u use this macally on a gateway lap top? (im computer stupid if u dont mind me lol ) and is it gonna crap out on me?...
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