Join the club. As you can read in the customer reviews of the Apple 45 watt power adapter they are universally hated.
Suffer from any of these problems?
- Stops charging
- Frayed cord
- Broken ending
- Explodes when plugged in?
I had a friend who had it stop charging to her Macbook Air so I suggested that she take it in the Apple store. When the genius plugged it in the power socket it exploded. Well she got a replacement adapter, so I started to look into the issues with this part. Was this just a freak thing, or a sign of a larger problem? It seems to be a sign of a larger problem.
Interesting that in the past Apple blamed many of these issues on third-party power adapters. It seems that the majority of people who had this place the blame on Apple. This isn’t a new issue either. Probably 3 years ago in CT a home was burnt because of a faulty Apple power adapter. There are many examples where power adapters have been dangerous.
Whenever I see people who have apple power adapters tightened up with tape, I always encourage people to take it for replacement at the Apple store. I don’t think that any third-party or end-user fix is appropriate given the fact it will void an Apple warranty. Certainly anyone still under the warranty would be well served to take it to the Apple store. Certainty it shouldn’t be required, but just like the airbag recall sometimes you have to bring the issue to the attention of decision makers to get action.