Charger is temperamental

james-bailey

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Nov 17, 2010
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Hey folks, ive had my MBP for 13 months now and the last few weeks the charger has been very temperamental.

I have to wiggle the wire where it goes into the metal cylindrical tube that contains the connecting magnet for it to work. Even then it goes off after a while and need to re adjust.

Is this a common problem? Does anyone have a solution?

Thanks

JB
 

mgartner0622

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Jun 6, 2010
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Colorado, USA
Yes, it is dated however there are still quite a few MBP's with it floating around. They stopped shipping shortly after the Mid-2010 models came out if I remember correctly. It helps to diagnose this issue as the older type are known to go bad, and were specifically recalled for that issue.
 

james-bailey

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Nov 17, 2010
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Its type A from looking at the pic.

No exposed wires that I can see.

Will more than likely drop into my local apple store and see what they say, thanks
 

meep1234

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Jan 3, 2012
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When you wiggle the wire, can you actually twist in in any direction? This happened to me and they gave me a new charger - you can't really fix it.

It tends to happen if you don't pull on the magsafe - meaning you yank on the wire instead. (Same thing happened to my cousins).