Apple 60W MagSafe Power Adapter (for MacBook)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by chaoticsouls, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. chaoticsouls macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook laptop, and experienced a failure of the connection at the junction where the cord leads into the magnetic brick. This shows how crappy the chargers mac make are. I need some advice if there is anything I can do fix it. The plastic part was gone, and the wire was exposed. I really don't want to waste my money on a new magsafe adapter based on how bad these things seem to be. So is there a possible fix or a better possibly cheaper alternative? Thanks.
     
  2. NAG macrumors 68030

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    They fixed that issue with the later power adapters. It was really only an issue with the first gen of the magsafe adapters.
     
  3. brand macrumors 601

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    Just because you said it broke in no way "shows how crappy the chargers mac make are." That like saying, I wrecked my Volkswagen Jetta. This shows how crappy the cars Volkswagen make are.
     
  4. chaoticsouls thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe the customer review was a overall rating of 1.5. Also I want some answers here otherwise don't bother. And the difference is the jetta crashing itself with me not behind the wheel.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    It's still your fault... :p

    Anyways, take it to the Apple Store or call Apple Support and they'll exchange it.
     
  6. NAG macrumors 68030

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    Yeah, the first gen magsafe was bad. It was an issue and they redesigned that part of the connector so it doesn't fall apart.
     
  7. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried duct tape? Or maybe some of that black electrical tape? I'd give that a shot.

    But, as the others have said, they're much better now. I still think $80 is overpriced, but I love 'em and haven't had one fall apart in our office.
     
  8. NAG macrumors 68030

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    I tried electrical tape and it didn't really work. You pretty much have to just buy a new one (or beg for one if you're under warranty).
     

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