Up in smoke

The original power supply for my October 2004 12″ PowerBook caught on fire last night. It was pretty interesting. First I smelled a bit of smoke and wondered where the hell that could be coming from. Then I saw the crackling where the cable joined the power converter unit. Apparently all that movement over the years had worn out this stress point, and it shorted out. It made a little puff of smoke and a minor flame before I quickly unplugged it.

The power supply I’m using now is Yingwen’s – this one has survived many abuses from the kids, but still sort of fits in the socket.

Boy a new MagSafe-enabled MacBook sounds nice…

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