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Old Mar 22, 2008, 07:23 AM   #26
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There are almost *1000* one-and two-star reviews on Apple's own store detailing how the Magsafes break, over and over again, in exactly the same way, in exactly the same place. Unfortunately, a few people keep trying to pin the blame on users for not handling the adapters properly. It's beyond obvious that they're defective, faulty, dangerous products. Which is precisely why they changed the design for the MBA. I imagine that design will start showing up on the MB and MBP before long.
I've been fortunate enough not to have problems with my Magsafe adapters but I know plenty of people who have, and it does seem ironic that something with "safe" in the name is clearly so dangerous under certain conditions!
The Magsafe on my Air is a far better design than the original ones, and hopefully Apple will migrate the Air style tip to the rest of the range
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 07:29 AM   #27
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If anything that record will garnish him either a new power adapter or a new computer. Its a dangerous hazard for the thing to be falling apart like that. Best to document the problem as much as possible.

Apple is really good about repairs. I have never been given a hassle on a return for defective reasons. They always just hand me a new one. Probably the only computer company left with a good policy. IBM used to be the king in this area. Not any more.
I thought in another thread you were saying Apple is very greedy?
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 10:25 AM   #28
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Luckily, my MagSafe adapter for both my MacBook Pro and MacBook Air have been flawless so far. Hoping that I don't get those heating issues with mine as well. Though I have AppleCare on all of my Apple products, if the problem should evolve later on, I can always bring it in to get it replaced if need be.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 12:07 PM   #29
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To make the connector neck more rigid and avoiding the bend pressure on the connector, use the little white 'alligator' clip and make a little bend on the power cord. This should straighten up the cord and lighten up the pressure on the magsafe connector joint.
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Good job! I've repaired one of mine too but never had the nerve to show others for fear of fools...
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 12:28 PM   #31
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might i add to the rest by saying - "bravo! well done!"

thought provoking, and inevitably beneficial. two themes i think we all can dance to!
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Old Apr 4, 2008, 04:32 PM   #32
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How about the other side ?

It just happened to my wife's Macbook Pro. Both sides are fried !
What can one do now ?
See pictures here: http://www.musiclicensing.net/mbp.htm
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Difficult repair, but I totally understand your situation. I'm constantly keeping an eye on my MagSafe Charger and concerned over the heat issues. I've attached the Apple Website:

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=302461

And though they say they'll replace the MagSafe Charger "if necessary" even if it is out of warranty, I'm pretty sure, like the OP was saying, many of us can't wait for the turn around of said item. Scary pics!
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There are almost *1000* one-and two-star reviews on Apple's own store detailing how the Magsafes break, over and over again, in exactly the same way, in exactly the same place. Unfortunately, a few people keep trying to pin the blame on users for not handling the adapters properly. It's beyond obvious that they're defective, faulty, dangerous products
This is definitely the truth, the magsafe for better or for worse is defective.

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It just happened to my wife's Macbook Pro. Both sides are fried !
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See pictures here: http://www.musiclicensing.net/mbp.htm
Get Apple to give you a new computer or at the very least repair it for free, its a design flaw.
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Old May 4, 2008, 03:55 AM   #35
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Repair pictures

My Magsafe adapter has frayed out from normal stress and I'm looking to do a little DIY fix job on it myself. Can you please repost the pictures or direct me to where they are posted now? Thanks!

My MBP is 2 years old, no apple care, anybody have luck with Apple replacing the magsafe at this point in time?
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Old May 4, 2008, 04:09 AM   #36
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My Magsafe adapter has frayed out from normal stress and I'm looking to do a little DIY fix job on it myself. Can you please repost the pictures or direct me to where they are posted now? Thanks!

My MBP is 2 years old, no apple care, anybody have luck with Apple replacing the magsafe at this point in time?
Is this "defect" present in Macbook Air's magsafe adaptor?
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Old May 4, 2008, 05:15 AM   #37
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Hi,
id love to have a look at those pics too!
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:04 AM   #38
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Unhappy Pictures needed...

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Could you please repost your pictures?

I have the same problem:
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Old May 5, 2008, 06:55 PM   #39
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I'm interested in your repair and damage diagnostic, but the pics are down!
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Old May 5, 2008, 11:13 PM   #40
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I told everyone last time if you use this post up and for a month it laid dead and I killed the pics yesterday.... now boom it's back up again within an hour of me killing the pics just like last time.

Happens every time I delete them, no one posts and it dies away.

Someone close this thread please.
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Old May 5, 2008, 11:21 PM   #41
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Why don't you just leave the pictures.
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Old May 5, 2008, 11:26 PM   #42
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I told everyone last time if you use this post up and for a month it laid dead and I killed the pics yesterday.... now boom it's back up again within an hour of me killing the pics just like last time.

Happens every time I delete them, no one posts and it dies away.

Someone close this thread please.
Well you offered up the help it seems odd to expect people to need/use the help every month. Sorry, I appreciate your help and while I do not need it myself I presume others may. It is generous of you to do this but on the flip side there are free hosting sites that will allow you to host for free.
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Old May 6, 2008, 06:12 AM   #43
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Could you please spend a time and recover your magic images and I'll post here the result!
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Old May 6, 2008, 06:32 PM   #44
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I guess he doesnt know how forums work, this isn't a chatroom...
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Old May 10, 2008, 12:51 AM   #45
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Could you update this post with pictures please?
I really need it...
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Old May 14, 2008, 08:32 AM   #46
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Well I hope nobody ever HAS to use the info, but I cannot afford the downtime waiting for apple to ship it (nearest store is 140 miles away). 45 mins to a like new unit works best for me.
When mine started to split I just took it into the store and they replaced it on the spot. Took 5 minutes tops.
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Old May 30, 2008, 09:47 AM   #49
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I love how the OP blames those he is trying to help on his choice of crappy image hosts.
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