Hopefully, this is just an isolated
case. A Dutch man had a pretty bad run in with Apple's new "MagSafe"
power connector on his MacBook Pro. Here's Apple's take on MagSafe:
The new power adapter with MagSafe
connector is just that: a magnetic connection instead of a physical
one. So, tripping over a power cord won’t send MacBook Pro flying
off a table or desk; the cord simply breaks cleanly away, without
damage to either the cord or the system. As an added nicety, this
means less wear on the connectors.
In this case, the MagSafe connector
on fire and burned both the power adapter and MacBook Pro beyond
repair. Luckily for this user though, Apple was quick to respond to
the issue and is sending him a new unit ASAP:
"Apple support responded very well
(thanks Klaas) and fast. Before I called our local Apple support
line, the dutch engineers were already contacted by their US
colleagues (who saw the pics) to inquire if I already called in. I'm
getting a new MacBook asap and I will return my current one."
The pictures on the right were
originally posted to flickr by the MacBook Pro owner, but were asked
to be taken down by Apple while they investigated the issue.
quote: I was just using it as an example that microsoft is not perfect, either. :)
quote: If it´s only one machine until now why make a big HulaBaLula about it? I find it sensible.
quote: Macrosoft don´t need to ask for those tape/foil pics to be removed, ´cause the machines are build that way - nothing actually wrong just not so good, so then why bother??