Monthly Archive for February, 2008

Apple’s MagSafe Powercord Issues

I have an issues with Apple’s new MagSafe power cords. Specifically – they suck.

I have had to purchase four power cords for my MacBook Pros over the past twelve months or so… why? Because the stupid connection between the cable running up to the connector and the connector comes apart. And when you touch that connection while the connector is connected to the laptop, the damn thing shocks me. Why is that? Why does the connector shock me? Why can’t Apple make a proprietary connector that doesn’t crap out on me?

Also, the plane adaptor doesn’t seem to actually keep my laptop from losing power? Witness the phenomenon with the screenshot below:

In that screenshot, you can tell I’m watching a movie, and a “power adapter” is attached, but the battery is “Not Charging” … and the batter is at “92%” what you can’t tell is that the battery was a 100% about 30 minutes before that screenshot was taken. Why is that Apple? Why isn’t your airplane adapter actually keeping me from losing battery power?

Here’s another screenshot from the Airplane Adapter, just so you know this isn’t a one-time occurence:

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