mag safe power adapter...annoying?

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  1. evanrousso macrumors 6502

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    Is it just me or is MagSafe power adapter kind of annoying, its always falling out. Anyone agree?
     
  2. yoda13 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know, I don't have one. But I love the concept. I cannot tell you how many times I have almost yanked my powerbook off the desk or table because I have tripped on the cord. I think I would put up with it falling out once in a while...a decent trade-off in my eyes. But that is just my two cents...:)
     
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    well..i agree it to be kinda annoying. I can understand the idea if you are using it in a place where ppl are running around all the time, but if you are careful why does it need to yank out so easily. I have an ibook and i have two batteries and don't need the pwoer except at home and why would i want the cord to yoink out when i move the ibook. I have used a friends macbook and when the cord was slightly snagged it would come out. kinda annoying
     
  4. Butters macrumors 6502

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    I like it, sure it can fall out but it's a not a big deal I mean just put it back in! I'm you have just enough time to realize it's been disconnected before your battery runs out :p
     
  5. timmillwood macrumors 6502a

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    you can get this gizmo thing that makes is stay in better, i can remember what it was called but im sure it was a play on magsafe

    Somthing like magstay
     
  6. JakeN488 macrumors member

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    It's def magstay, a friend of mine has it.
     
  7. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, Magstay seems like something you might want to look into if it's bothering you that bad.

    However, in my experience from my MacBook Pro, it's only annoying if you're sitting on a bed or you have the power cable stretched up to a table where you really need it to be longer anyway. Only in those situations for me does it end up being slightly pulled to a downward or upward angle and easily come out. The magnet makes it really easy to put back in though, plus those conditions aren't ideal anyway.

    In my experience it stays in very well but at the same time comes out if needbe. My dog and one of the cats like to chase one another around the house and there have been several occasions where my MBP would have been yanked into the floor had the magsafe connector not simply pulled out as they ran through the cable.
    So yeah... I'm very happy with the performance of mine
     
  8. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    I love the Magsafe connection. It very rarely falls out, in my experience...it works very well. I think that someone's idea (7on???) of a Magsafe DVI adapter would be awesome!
     
  9. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    For that to work for DVI, the magnet should be very strong. I don't think it is good for LCD screens to get disconnected while it is on (before turning it off).
     
  10. sycho macrumors 6502a

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    I can't see any reason why that wouldn't be good, DVI doesn't offically support hot plugging, but it is ok to do in pretty much all cases.
     
  11. YS2003 macrumors 68020

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    So, if it is not officially supported, how would you know it is good for the machine?
     
  12. elbirth macrumors 65816

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    I disconnect my Dell 2407WFP all the time from my MacBook Pro without turning it off first. The screen just naturally goes into power saving mode.

    Before getting this LCD, I did the same with my 2005FPW for over a year with no ill effects.

    I see no reason it would harm the screen. After all, it's not like you're pulling the power plug out.
     
  13. kalun macrumors regular

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    If there is one thing I will complain about is that MagSafe being too strong.....
     
  14. macman2790 macrumors 6502a

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    i second that
     
  15. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    My magsafe adaptor has never fallen out. It is a life saver. I have gasped/held/lost breath twice now since i got my MBP. If i didnt have mag safe, id be in a very sorry state right now.
     
  16. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    I like the MagSafe...mine has never fallen out when I didn't want it to.
     
  17. 7on macrumors 601

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    Yes, I am a god.


    In other news I specified the Mini-DVI connector of the Macbooks. The macbook pros would almost need to be exclusively the standard DVI port. But with Mini-DVI you have to use an adapter anyway, might as well be magsafe.

    And I hot-unplug my monitor all the time.
     
  18. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    I like the feature. Only negative aspect as I see it is that the magnet is too strong. It occasionally grabs on to the neighboring USB port.

    But all in all a nice feature. Not a big fan of the HUGE power supply though.
     
  19. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Eh...it's an 85 watt adapter....can't expect it to be THAT small :)
     
  20. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    I am already on adapter #3!

    The quality of the adapter sucks, needs to be sturdier.
     
  21. Temujin macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I know :) But just a big size difference when comparing to older models.

    Was it the adapter, cable or the magsafe feature that broke?
     
  22. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    It's still smaller than a Dell power adapter :rolleyes:
     
  23. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    err....the power brick itself is the most solid thing in the Macbook Pro Box.... how did you break yours?
     
  24. atticus1178 macrumors regular

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    Not the box thing, the cable, where it goes into the adapter that plugs into your computer....it cme completely apart and frayed and melted 2 times!
     

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