Magsafe connector broken

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mdsll, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. mdsll macrumors member

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    This week my Air Magsafe connector broke in half.

    Extremely annoying as it drops out of the charger all the time.
    The top part actually sticks to the MacBook with the magnet, but the bottom thing just falls out.

    Apple in Germany is sending me a replacement, but they had never heard of the issue so I had to send them pics.

    Anyone else had this happen to them?

    Pics attached.
     

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  2. Rondue macrumors regular

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    wow.... man Ive had my macbook for a few days... I got a great deal on it but, I have a regular 2.4ghz macbook. So i think im going to sell this thing before it falls apart in my hand seeing all the problems you guys seem to be having with it.
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Sell your MB because a MB Air's Magsafe is having a problem. Boy, that sure make a lot of sense.
     
  4. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Heh, he claims to have an Air too in his sig, wouldn't that be what he should worry about. :D
     
  5. superknoppix macrumors member

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    hello?
    has anyone heard of Cyanoacrylate?
    AKA CRAZY GLUE....
    use some glue and stick your mag safe back together. duh
    :cool:
     
  6. mdsll thread starter macrumors member

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    I shouldn't really have to superglue a 5 month old 1.800 Dollar investment...
     
  7. Molopo macrumors regular

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    Yes, because the Magsafe alone is $1800.
     
  8. ayeying macrumors 601

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    never seen that problem. I think you've been yanking it out too much
     
  9. G-Baby macrumors newbie

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    I don't think that would be the best idea seeing as the connector gets very hot
     
  10. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    And are you interested in the fact that my Dell power cable broke? - No
    Well...

    T**I****T**S :D
    a**t****o **t
    k**********o
    e**********r
    *********** e (take it to the store)
     
  11. Rondue macrumors regular

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    I meant sell my MBA....tard
     
  12. hildegueden macrumors member

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    Come on!!! My previous Dell charger almost catches on fire twice... MBA’s charger is great. Please, be specifically of what problems are you referring to because in the way you put it it looks that that the MBA is plagued with problems and defects.
     
  13. hildegueden macrumors member

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    A thin film of epoxi resin would better I think. Some of them can stand temperatures above 300ºC. Just do the job carefully or your magsafe will look awfully ugly.
     
  14. Rondue macrumors regular

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    hit your back button and read the other threads this board speaks for itself. the MBA is plagued with problems

    PS: I'll be damned if I was caught ghetto rigging anything on a brand new 1800 dollar computer... sorry just wont be happening ill be in the nearest apple store pronto
     
  15. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Stated from your older post, you said there are many MBA haters, yet by your comments in this thread, you're hating on the MBA also for having a few problems.

    Now, I have no problems with my MBA and I don't have coolbook enabled. It is installed, yes, but I have yet to enable it since upgrading to 10.5.4 after my last restore. I normally use the system dual screen on a HDTV or my dell's 20" widescreen monitor. I do watch youtube videos reguarly and I have VMWare Fusion 2, Beta 2 running windows XP as long as the system's on. If I can't get any core shutdowns from there, I'm pretty sure this is problem free.
     
  16. Rondue macrumors regular

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    MBA hater... I'm typing on one right now, but at the same time I wont sit here and say that the things tons of guys on this forum are experiencing is not real or present in a lot of macbooks out on the market. I dont have any trouble with mine at the moment either so im very fortunate but, I feel very bad for those other guys
     
  17. superknoppix macrumors member

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    WOW.....
    this went from broken magsafe connectors to how the MBA sucks.
    Stop complaining about the magsafe, glue it or take it back and get a replacement.
    when someone spends $1800 on a laptop it means that they really wanted it, and their not going to return it...
    The MBA has its problems, but what laptop doesn't thats as small as this one.

    I love my MBA and whoever spent that much money on one, they probably love it too, I found out all the problems with it after I bought it, but i still got mine....

    The macbook pro is next on my list of things to get.
    ;)
     

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