Recall: MacBook Pro Charger?

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  1. DisneyRicky

    DisneyRicky Member

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    So I've been using my new MBP a lot lately, and last night I found out just how hot the charger can be! I went to pick it up, and it burned! The white charger thing was so hot, that holding it for a few seconds made your hand begin to tingle. Is this normal for a charger that has been plugged in for 5 days straight (hope not!)? If this isn't normal, what should I do to get a new one, and should Apple issue a recall for other people?

    Thanks!
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    That doesn't seem normal. I've had my MacBook since last May and the charger has never done that. Its been plugged in for about 2 weeks straight now.
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    So what do I do? Take it into Apple? Then they will need to "test" it for a few days, will they give me a replacement for free? It's only a few weeks old
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    Not sure, if you have the receipt then you could just return or exchange yours for another.
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    Okay, I'll try to get it replaced soon, it surprised me when it burned though. Never had a problem with an Apple product!

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    lol spelled receipt wrong..
    Back on topic. I haven't had and problems either.
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    Should the charger be "cool to the touch?"
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    I think it being warm is normal, but it shouldn't burn that hot.
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    Okay, thanks everyone for the help!
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    Not to be a negative noodle, but I have felt many a hot laptop chargers/power bricks in my day. Nothing I have ever been worried about.

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