Magsafe 2 jst not strong enough?

deepakvrao

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Oct 16, 2011
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Is it only me? I just switched from a 2011 Air with the L Magsafe to the 2015 Pro with the new T Magsafe, and I find that it is just ot as strong magnetically. Somehow, it just seems to keep coming off from the socket.
 

T5BRICK

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Aug 3, 2006
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I haven't had any issues with it, but it is only plugged in when it is sitting on my desk. If I'm using it anywhere else, i'm running on battery power.
 

MacAlien

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Oct 17, 2012
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I've noticed it quite a bit. It tends to simply fall out with the slightest movement. Definitely annoying. Had thought of buy an old adapter with with the original L Mag safe connection and buying an adapter for that. But...lol.
 

sebseb

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May 24, 2014
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Yes I also come from the old L shape to the new T shape. And I prefer the new one because in the previous one if someone tripped over your cable it would actually pull your laptop but this one doesn't. I do feel like it pops more and that's because it's thinner so there's less area the magnet can grab.
 

Ovedius

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Aug 2, 2012
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Hm, maybe you've just got a defect MagSafe setup?

I had a 2009 13" Pro and a 2010 Air, both MagSafe 1.
Now I have a 2015 15" Pro with MagSafe 2 and it's just as magnetic as my previous MagSafe 1 connectors.
 

steve1960

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Sep 23, 2014
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I think the bigger issue is the design. The charging wire for my laptop always runs to the back of the desk. The original Magsafe was perfect being L shaped. The T shape connector is naturally being pulled in the wrong direction by the wire as it tries to loop round and head towards the back of the desk. Poor design in my opinion.
 

SgtPepper12

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Feb 1, 2011
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I've got the very same issue. I'm usually not someone who keeps his laptop on his desk. I like to keep it on my lap (like the name suggests) or in my bed. That was no problem with the old magsafe (albeit it was very shortlived). With the new one this can get very annoying. The real problem is that the plug is designed in a way that it reacts very differently to forces depending on their direction. If you pull on the cable in the direction orthogonally from the edge of the macbook, it's quite strong, you can even drag your macbook around like that. However, even the slightest pull downwards or upwards will unplug it. It's extremely annoying, because often the cable weight is enough to unplug it, there's really zero strength at all in that direction. The longish plug acts like a lever and I'm not sure who the hell thought that was a good idea. It's simply a failed design and it angers me that Apple is going back and forth with this, even though they figured the best solution out with the L-type magsafe. It just makes no sense to me.
 
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calvol

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Feb 3, 2011
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The new MagSafe sux ass... hairbrained design with it sticking out like a mouse's ear, and pulling off at the slightest tug of the cable. It's a PITA to use when lying down. It looks ugly sticking out on the desktop. The L-shaped Mag was much more functional and better looking. Classic case of Apple engineers over-engineering something that should be left alone.
 
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