Apple has come up against a class action lawsuit. They don’t believe they are at fault, but they’ve decided to settle anyway. Any old school Mac owners who have the original MagSafe power cords, and have had it fray on them, can now get a free replacement or some money. This is great news if you are stuck with a broken charger. Now you don’t have to spend a penny to get a new one.
To file a claim you simply have to head over to your local Apple store, or Apple authorized repair center with your damaged charger cable and they will issue a replacement for free. Thankfully, Apple is making the process nice and easy, so you won’t have to go through with mailing anything to get a new one.
Users have until March 21st, 2012 to file a monetary claim, or December 31st, 2012 to get a replacement cable. If you choose to the monetary route, you will need to go to adaptersettlement.com and register.
There is a catch though. Apple reserves the right to reject your cable if it shows signs of damage that is not caused by this manufacturing defect. They will only replace it if it shows signs of “strain relief damage” which they define as “fraying, melting, straining, sparking, weakening, discoloration, bubbling, overheating and/or separation of the Adapter’s strain reliefs.”
If you have one of these cables, then take it to a local Apple store and get your free replacement before it’s too late.