I lost the plastic cover for my MagSafe charger

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Will that make the charger more susceptible to debris or getting damaged ? Does anyone know where one can get a new one ? :(
 

jffluis

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What the hell? Are you talking about the plastic that comes in mbp box? Do you use that?
I think that's a bit dangerous since the charger heats up a little bit and it can melt.
 

darcyjames

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Will that make the charger more susceptible to debris or getting damaged ? Does anyone know where one can get a new one ? :(
Years ago I used to be ridiculously cautious with it and always used it. Now I have multiple MagSafe adapters floating around the house and my kids & wife are using them too. As such, the plastic caps have all been lost and it has actually been a relief to let go!

My guess is you will have trouble trying to buy a replacement because they are just not necessary. The pins are recessed and my guess is the majority of people just lose them or throw them away. You obviously still have to take reasonable care of the adapter, but don't worry about the little plastic piece.
 

KUguardgrl13

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I tossed all of mine. My issues with MagSafe cables were not because the connector was uncovered. My first t-shaped MagSafe from 09 developed a short somewhere in the cable and was replaced under the recall. The replacement L-shaped and the MagSafe2 that came with my rMBP have been fine.
 

paolo-

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You were probably damaging the plug more by sliding that tight cover on and off every time you used it.
 

Trvlngnrs

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My MBP is from 2010. I never use the cap and the computer still works fine.
I've stuck the power cord in my case/backpack countless times.
 

comics addict

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Nope, its shipping packaging, nothing more so the analogy is quite valid.
It's only valid if one knew it was JUST shipping packaging like, say, the paper that comes between the keyboard and the LCD screen. I presumed you would also deduce that I stick with that one too, right?
 

simonsi

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It's only valid if one knew it was JUST shipping packaging like, say, the paper that comes between the keyboard and the LCD screen. I presumed you would also deduce that I stick with that one too, right?
Who knows, there are plenty of threads re protecting the screen, protecting the keyboard, cloths to go between the two, cleaning fluids, you name it, there is an OCD opportunity....but you shouldnt worry about dirt or debris, if you ever get a connection issue just blow any dust out and move on, after all Apple didnt even ship a cover on the MBP power port.....
 

MacModMachine

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in the OP's defense,

when you look at it....why is it even included if it was not meant to be used.

its not like there is going to be a massive amount of dust in the shipping box or any chance for damage.
 

5to1

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in the OP's defense,

when you look at it....why is it even included if it was not meant to be used.

its not like there is going to be a massive amount of dust in the shipping box or any chance for damage.
I imagine like the plastic protector on the plug prongs (we get them in the UK at least) its there more to protect other things from being damaged by the bare metal. You have to remember on the packaging line/during shipping/etc, there's a lot of potential for things to collide causing damage to say the aluminium chassis or some other softer material in the package.

Oh and I wouldn't worry about it OP, mine is always left in the box from day one should I need to repackage (for resale/etc) and I've never had an issue with a magsafe (fingers crossed).
 
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simonsi

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in the OP's defense,

when you look at it....why is it even included if it was not meant to be used.

its not like there is going to be a massive amount of dust in the shipping box or any chance for damage.
It is there to prevent damage/shorting during the production process much the same as the plastic disposable covers on electrical plugs shipped on appliances - no-one suggests re-fitting those whenever the mains plug is unplugged.
 

Barney63

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It is there to prevent damage/shorting during the production process much the same as the plastic disposable covers on electrical plugs shipped on appliances - no-one suggests re-fitting those whenever the mains plug is unplugged.
Next you're going to be telling me I shouldn't be wrapping it back up in that clear plastic film every night # lol

Barney
 

Altemose

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It's only valid if one knew it was JUST shipping packaging like, say, the paper that comes between the keyboard and the LCD screen. I presumed you would also deduce that I stick with that one too, right?
You can safely relax. If Apple was concerned about debris causing damage they would of put a cover on the computer's MagSafe port. It is designed to protect the adapter during shipping and not intended for regular protection when the adapter is not in use. Good job on taking meticulous care of your Mac though!
 

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