Magsafe2 - apply glue?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mikewired, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    This crazy magsafe2 does it need glue to stay connected?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Works fine here...
     
  3. macrumors 601

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    Would u expect it to?

    and if it does will you live with it?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    when pulled horizontally is hard to unplug ... when pulled in an angle is unplugged easily ... seems like physic works but i did not have any issues .. !
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    Mine works fine.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have been using my new Air in the same ways as my old rev A Air and 08 unibody MBP. I have noticed that the magsafe2 is constantly falling off unlike my original magsafe. I am not hitting it, mainly lifting it from the foot stool to my lap on the couch with the cord running towards the floor. Almost every time it will fall off. I wish they had kept the old 90 design.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    I think the older design, while more secure, was also more likely to not release if, for example, you tripped over the cord. They seem to have erred on the side of making it easier to disconnect versus easier to throw your laptop onto the floor.
     
  8. macrumors 6502a

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    I do notice that the Magsafe 2 connector comes off pretty easily, but I think that is by design.
     
  9. macrumors 6502a

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    Mine seems just as secure as the original MagSafe on my MB Pro 2008. If yours is unplugging without any friction on the cable, you may have a bad unit (computer or charger).
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

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    Mag-2 is worst design ever, keeping my 2010 Air untill they bring back the 'L' connector.
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    You may have a long, long wait...
     
  12. stchman, Mar 26, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2013

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    Worst design ever, that's a bold statement. The new rMBPs are too thin for the original Magsafe design.
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Yes, it needs glue. Superglue.
     
  14. macrumors 6502

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    No issues here either. As Panch0 said, if yours easily falls of just by lifting it as you say, you may have a bad unit.
     

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