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Briefly: i-deck review, PowerBook fire

updated 07:40 am EDT, Mon July 31, 2006

MightyMouse hack, Logitech

In brief: MacNN has posted a review of Monitor Audio's i-deck, high performance iPod audio system which features high sound quality, a RF remote, and a unique design style.... Apple has agreed to replace the power adapter of a PowerBook users, the adapter defected causing "flame and sparks" could have burned down his house.... A enthusiastic MightyMouse user has created a hack which will improve the battery life of the wireless Mightymouse [warning, could void warranty].... Loigtech has released a minor upgrade to i's Harmony Remote adding Universal support for native operation on Intel-based Macs.... LaCie has a new promotional offer to enter the code-phrase "BRICKHOUSE" when placing an order on Lacie's online or direct sales stores.

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  1. mjhamson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Power Adapter

    I wish I could have the help/support that this lad has been given. My situation is uncomfortably exact. I have a theory about the cause of this which I do believe can be verified. But never the less while one person has had good luck in Apple's "care", I know of myself and another person who have been completely and utterly pissed on by Apple who just says... "buy a new adapter" with out any care or concern to the seriousness of the issue.


  1. Tim_s

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I don't mean to sound rude, but placing your power supply on something combustible is pretty dumb. I'm not saying Apple didn't need to replace the power supply, if it was faulty, they're obligated to replace it. I am saying that if the guy's house had burned down, it would have been his fault for improper placement of said power supply.

    Those things can heat up with regular usage and the last place I would want to put one is on top of kindling. But, then again, I am more paranoid about these things than the average bear.

  1. LtCarter47

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Power adapter

    I have had two faulty adapters for my PBG4. The first one did the exact thing shown in the picture of the linked story, the insulator was completely melted away. That was a few years ago right after I bought the powerbook.

    Apple was very quick to make sure there was no damage to my property and that I was unharmed. The second one was last month, a new adapter was getting very hot and buzzing, and it had stopped providing a charge to the powerbook. This was a symptom of the first one.

    Even though my PowerBook was out of warrantee by about 6 months, they were happy to replace it and also took my powerbook in to check it out in case it had caused any damage to it.

    All in all, I have been very happy with Applecare in the times I have dealt with them over the last 10 years.

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