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Macbook magsafe psu quality issues, solution?
Old 16th February 2020
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Macbook magsafe psu quality issues, solution?

Has anyone found a solution to the flaky magsafe power supply connectors that only last around 12 months?

I'm still using a mid 2012 15" mbp that I owned from new, which i've upgraded with 2x large ssd drives and 16gb of ram and it just continues to work really nicely for me, so don't see a reason to upgrade anytime soon. However, the magsafe connectors aren't designed to last too long and I have a big collection of broken ones that have all failed in the same place, where the cable meets the connection tip. It's the same thing happening with DJ friends of mine too, who all have a roughly 12 month life cycle before needing to replace theirs

Sadly, the magsafe end of the cable is connected to the PSU, so there can be no cheap and easy way to replace just the cable.

So how do you maintain yours, or what do you replace your psu with?

Ideally a power supply with replaceable cables and connectors would be perfect and help maintain the planet's resources, but Apple being Apple......

I have seen cables with connectors that you can fit yourself, but you need to break open the power supply and that seems to damage them.
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