This video will show you how to identify an affected Apple AC Wall plug adapter. These adapters are being recalled by Apple because of a design fault where by the affected plug could shock some users.
This is a massive design fault by Apple a company that prides itself on great design. The adapter that comes with all iOS and Mac computers which allows you to change the power cord for a longer power cord or to change adapter type for different country’s.
If the plug gets damaged or breaks over time there is a chance that that you could take an electric shock.
Most people would assume when a plug is broken in this way that you would throw the plug out and by a new one, however improved design may actually stop being shocked even with a faulty plug.
And thus the Apple Recall has started.
So how do you tell If you have an Apple recall plug or not? Well here is Apples explanation below which I find that I had two read it a few times to make sense of it. 🙂
Identifying your wall plug adapter
Compare your adapter to the images below. An affected wall plug adapter has 4 or 5 characters or no characters on the inside slot where it attaches to an Apple power adapter. Redesigned adapters have a 3-letter regional code in the slot (EUR, KOR, AUS, ARG or BRA).
So can we have that in plain English please? Basically in these countrys Europe, Korea, Australia, Argentina and Brazil, If you check your AC adapter and it has 4 or 5 numbers on it or is blank then you can return it to an Apple store for an exchange.
Pretty straight forward? I don’t know why they didn’t just say that on their webpage.
This video will help you find out which Mac model you have.
Mac Models, one big thing you should know when purchasing Apple hardware is MODELS, MODELS, MODELS and Versions, versions, versions. What do I mean by this? Every Mac computer is a different and then there is even different Mac models within one year.
So if you have to troubleshoot your Mac for whatever reason then you might need to know how to find out which Mac model your computer is.
Once you know what Mac model you have then you will need to check the versions of OS X, OS X is the software that is installed on the Mac. This will then allow you to check if a problem you are having is related to hardware type or software versions.
To find out the Mac model you can go to Apple menu > About this Mac and then click on more info.
For example Mac models hard can play an important part when installing Windows on your Mac hardware. For example if you have a MacBook Air then this hardware does not come with a DVD drive so you wouldn’t be able to install Windows on the MacBook Air with a DVD. Its little things like this that knowing the Mac model can help you work out what process to take when installing some software.
In the Apple menu you can also look up what version of OS X you are using. Currently the 3 latest versions of OS X are:
El Capitan 10.(11)
If you want to know more about Apple computer models you can check out the 123myit boot camp drivers page
here. Mac Models Boot Camp drivers.
Or the complete list of Mac models on the Wiki page here.