About the MagSafe charger.

BlindSoul

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Hello,

I read today on wikipedia there are reports saying the apple magsafe doesn't work on the macbooks very well, and I plan buying a 2010 used one, I was wondering on what models it doesn't work? And if there's any resolve to that yet.

Thank you very much!
 

BlindSoul

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I don't get it then, Why there are so many articles and it says that on Wikipedia? There must be some model which don't work with the MagSafe...
 

Montymitch

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As perfect as Apple makes themselves appear to be, there are going to be faulty or defective units making their way past qc when you look at shear quantity of items. We're talking millions oc units every year.

And Wikipedia? One article isn't representative of every magsafe charger sold.

I use a handful of different chargers on different machines all the time. Only problem that I had was when my pup chewed through the cord.
 

malman89

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I'm not sure about the article in question, but there were a lot of issues with the older "T" version of the adapters, which turned out to be pretty faulty over time. There would be strains in the cables or the very rare fire was started from the adapter.

Apple set up a program from a class action settlement for owners of these adapters that show strain and damage to replace them for the current (and been current for a while) model. The strain relief damage just happened to my adapter a couple weeks ago and I have a brand new cable free of charge.
 

Blondie :)

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I don't get it then, Why there are so many articles and it says that on Wikipedia? There must be some model which don't work with the MagSafe...
As perfect as Apple makes themselves appear to be, there are going to be faulty or defective units making their way past qc when you look at shear quantity of items. We're talking millions of units every year.

And Wikipedia? One article isn't representative of every magsafe charger sold.
This. Just because a few users out of millions have issues, doesn't mean that everyone does. Also, the "L" shaped charger is much more reliable than the "T" Charger, as stated before. So if you buy a refurbished 2010 model, you'll be fine.