power cords keep dying

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This is the 3rd one to go and I'm sick of ordering new ones.

(basically they connect, don't like up, and don't deliver a charge)

I have another power cord that I can hook up, and it DOES work.

Does this mean the power cords that don't work are definitely broken? Or is it possible a SMC reset would fix these cords?

I hope this question makes sense.

If I needed an SMC reset, I would think NO power cords would work.

Is it possible I need an SMC reset to get SOME power cords working, even though some already do?

Any other advice on this topic is welcome. I really don't want to buy a 4th power cord.
 

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Have you tried a different outlet? If the problem persists across cords, it's very possible that this has more to do with the outlet and not the cords themselves.
 
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Sorry if that wasn't clear. The outlet is fine. I can use the old power cord from my old macbook I bought in Japan and it works! (same outlet).

Just the new style L-shaped power cords keep dying.

Obviously I'm not desperate cuz I can keep using this one old cord but if THIS one goes then I'd just have til the battery died.... not good enough, I am very dependent on this laptop!

Was hoping someone else had this experience, how to buy a good affordable one or possibly fix the one I have.

Oddly I noticed when I rebooted into boot camp and used Windows without the cord is when the problem started....

could be total coincidence....
 
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LOL You are not really suggested Microsoft is to blame?

If these are genuine Apple power leads take it up with them.
 
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I was too careful ordering last time so this time I confirmed and ordered 65W. Hopefully it'll do the trick. I was a little surprised no one else had this problem since it happened to my original cord and 2 others....
 

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