Apple’s MagSafe power cables are great. They quick release from their port and protect your notebook from clumsy adults and over zealous children who get tangled in your power cord. The first generation of these cords, however, had a defect that caused the wires to fray and posed a fire hazard to customers who were using them. The problem was widespread enough that customers with these early cables filed a class action lawsuit that Apple settled in November 2011.
Under the terms of the settlement, customers are eligible to receive a cash payment that covers some or all of the cost of a replacement cable. Those affected by this lawsuit have until March 21, 2012 to file a claim for this replacement cost. You can read about the terms of the settlement and a FAQ at a website dedicated to this case.
Deadlines nears for claims over frayed MacBook MagSafe connectors originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Thu, 05 Jan 2012 08:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.