Does Your New MacBook Have A Kinky Cord?

Have you recently purchased one of Apple’s shiniest, newest notebook computers? David, the proud owner of a new MacBook Air, noticed some thing strange about the power adapter that came with his new toy. It looked like there were was a kink in the wires, spiraling under the surface of the cord’s white coating. A replacement off the shelf of his local Apple Store had the same problem. Apple swapped out David’s computer for a brand new one so his could be sent to engineering for tests, and the third adapter had the wire kinks too. Is there some kind of Apple blight going around?

He happens to blog about Apple products, and wrote about this revolving door of adapters:

Last week we discovered odd kinks forming in the thin cable of the MagSafe 2 power adapter that shipped with the mid-2012 11-inch MacBook Air we purchased. You can see them in the photo above. We went to a local Genius Bar and Apple replaced the adapter with one off of the store shelves.

The replacement adapter had the same problems so we decided to call AppleCare and afterwards Apple requested the return of the MacBook Air and the second adapter for an engineering “capture.” The engineers at Apple capture products they need to examine to correct manufacturing problems.

Apple exchanged it with another MacBook Air of the same model new in the box. Much to our dismay the MagSafe 2 adapter in the new machine began to show kinks in the cable like its predecessors. So we called AppleCare back and this time they replaced the MagSafe 2 adapter from store stock.

The makes the fourth adapter we’ve had since we bought the first MacBook Air over a week ago. We just started using it today and we’ll have to see how things turn out with it.

The big question is whether or not other customers who purchased new MacBooks with MagSafe 2 adapters are experiencing the same problems or not.

Well, new MacBook owners: how do your adapters look? Let us know.

Apple’s New MagSafe 2 Adapters Display Quirky Wiring Kinks [Infinite Loop Mobile]