Failing Laptop Power Cable

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Tue Aug 19 09:33:42 MDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 9:06 AM, Hans Fugal <hans at> wrote:
> I love my mac and I love the magsafe concept, but power adapters is
> probably the least-reliable thing on a mac (and they're not cheap - $72
> apiece retail). I also had trouble with the power adapter on my iBook,
> first the adapter itself (actually, 2 of them) and then the connector on
> the motherboard. Those were most definitely kid/trip related, the sort
> of thing the magsafe adapters brilliantly render a moot point.

Having had all 3 of my recent laptop failures be due to the sort of
motherboard power supply breakage that magsafe prevents, I'll gladly
replace a $72 adapter (actually more for the 17" MBP) a few times


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