Does the MagSafe Charger Suck For Anyone Else?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by waynechriss, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. waynechriss macrumors regular

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    I've had my macbook for a year and the magsafe charger is finally giving way. It hardly charges and i have to replug it to my computer at least 20 times before it charges. Sometimes it glows when connected but my computer says "not charging" even though its connected and glowing. I thought it was my computer but i used my brother's charger and it charges perfectly.

    does this happen to anyone else
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    My MBP is almost 4 years old and I'm still using the original MagSafe charger and I have no problems with it. Also I'm only on my second battery too.
     
  3. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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    yeah, what SandboxGeneral said (third battery though XD)... I'm assuming you don't have apple care anymore? I would still take the charger to a store, they might replace it under goodwill
     
  4. waynechriss thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I unfortunately don't have apple care. I just hear a lot of stories of people who don't have good experience with this charger but i guess its just mine. Blah this is lame.
     
  5. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    make sure all the pins are out (on the charger side), they are all spring loaded.

    also unplug and turn everything off, and give it all a clean with a q-tip.

    the only problem i've had is the older chargers, where the cable goes straight out from the side of the computer as opposed to the new ones where it runs parallel. is that they will eventually go bad right were the cable goes into the plug. if wiggling that point around causes it to charge, and not charge, replace it now, and don't leave it charging when you're not around. I had one that went bad there, and finally failed in a shower of sparks, not that bad, but given the right circumstances could have been.
     

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