Magsafe in spirit at least...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WhiteWhaleHolyGrail, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. WhiteWhaleHolyGrail macrumors 6502a

    WhiteWhaleHolyGrail

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    I just had a scare -

    I had my TBMBP plugged in as I watched a movie on my bed and as I got up to close a window I marched straight through the power chord! Once I recovered from my heart flatlining and a little rocking back and forth as I checked my precious for damage, I realised that the cable had slid out without issue, thus saving my laptop a la Magsafe of yesteryear. I have commented elsewhere that the ports loosen up and it appears that they do sufficiently to allow the cable to detach if you trip over it. I am certainly grateful as I have hardwood floors and so had the cable stayed attached, things could have been very ugly indeed.

    Hopefully I never inadvertently prove this theory again.
     
  2. Apple 26.2 macrumors 6502a

    Apple 26.2

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    Hey, that's good to hear... but hopefully the ports don't loosen so much that whatever is attached doesn't stay in place.
     
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

    keysofanxiety

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    :eek: Glad it worked out okay, though take it as a lesson learned about vigilance!
     
  4. hawkeye_a macrumors 6502a

    hawkeye_a

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    Glad your MBP didnt hit the floor.

    I too noticed that a USB port i use with a dongle has become 'looser' in the span of just over a week. I've actually subconsciously started limiting how many time i plug/unplug the dongle. I really hope it doesn't get to the point where it'll be difficult to maintain the connection.
     
  5. Benny L macrumors member

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    I guess that is the 1 beef I have with my MacBook Pro 2016 is no MagSafe.
    I loved that feature on my older MacBooks, but with usage I am getting used to it.
    we will see how this new one's longevity is .
    great that no damage was done though , with your mishap.
     

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