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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter

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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter
    Grrrrr! I have to jiggle the power cord to be 'just in the right place' in order to get power. It's like something is wrong with the adapter or the cord...I'm not sure. I looked on Apple's website and they have TERRIBLE reviews for this adapter. Anyone have ideas on how to remedy this, other than buying a new one for $80??

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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter
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    Have you made sure there is no dirt or dust or any particles on either end of the MagSafe? Some have had metal particles and it shorted out.

    I wonder if it's the cable itself or the plug/jack?

    Do check for anything that might be in the way and be sure it's clean where the contacts are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    Have you made sure there is no dirt or dust or any particles on either end of the MagSafe? Some have had metal particles and it shorted out.

    I wonder if it's the cable itself or the plug/jack?

    Do check for anything that might be in the way and be sure it's clean where the contacts are.
    I agree... I have had small bits of shavings or what not stuck to the magnet and kept it from making good contact. A good spray with the "air in a can" did the trick. You would be surprised what the magnet end picks up!

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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter

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    I check to make sure it's clean.... I can't figure out what the problem is!

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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter

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    Probably a faulty unit. The only reason you hear people complain about the mag safe is most people aren't going to go on raving about a power cord. However, it has saved my backside millions of times over by now. It's one of the greatest parts about the MacBook line of laptops.

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    Crappy Magsafe Power Adapter
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkestRitual View Post
    Probably a faulty unit. The only reason you hear people complain about the mag safe is most people aren't going to go on raving about a power cord. However, it has saved my backside millions of times over by now. It's one of the greatest parts about the MacBook line of laptops.
    I agree 100%. the magsafe cord is great i used to trip over my pc cord all the time. never a issue with the mac. my friend who has has macs for many years told me he gets metal shavings in the charger from time to time but with a couple of minutes of cleaning it always works..
    60% of the time it works every time.

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