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2007-01-10 23:33:08.227519+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

So Apple has this great feature on the new laptops: The power connector is held in with a small magnet. Jerk on the cord (or just look at it wrong) and the power cable falls out, with no permanent damage to the computer or the cord. Great, huh?

Until a small piece of something ferrous gets down in there and you have to get it out for the cable to seat properly...

[ related topics: Apple Computer Invention and Design ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-11 17:36:48.181196+00 by: TheSHAD0W

I just purchased a Mac Mini, and was examining the power cord. It had been designed with no polarity, so there was no way anyone would have trouble plugging it in. Probably cost extra to do so, but hey, nothing's too good for Apple's customers, eh?

Wasted effort IMO. Aside from the audio jacks, it was the only connector on the back of the machine that wasn't keyed in some way, and IMO it could only cause confusion.