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Apple to Replace Defective MagSafe Power Cords

Posted on November 11, 2011
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Long-time Apple users have struggled through those Mag-Safe T-shaped chargers that fray easily, forcing them to twist and turn the cord just to make it work. A class actuion suit has been filed against Apple and the verdict is recently announced in the complainants’ favor. This forces Apple to either replace those defective MagSafe power cords or pay hug sums to the plaintiffs.

Apple tried to allieviate the problem in 2006 with the introduction of magnetic power cords, which ideally would stop damaging the charging port in an event users trip over the cord. However, it only lead to more problems because the T-shaped adapters still end up fraying.

Apple users will have until March 21, 2012 to file a cash claim, or until December 31, 2012 to get a free replacement. Bring the damaged T-shaped charger into the Apple Store or an official Apple partner store and ask for a replacement. The catch is that the claim would be invalid if the charger would show any signs of “accidental damage.” The cas claim only covers MacBook owners in the United States for now. Meanwhile, owners of the L-shaped Mag-Safe charger should not worry about fraying issues.

Source: The Register, via TechCrunch

 
 

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