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MagSafe adaptor in Cardiff

Message #1 - Posted 2007/08/24 - D.M. Procida

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Daniele

Message #2 - Posted 2007/08/24 - SteveH

D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

I may be your closest option - in Ystrad Mynach.

But it's hardly what I'd call close.

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Message #3 - Posted 2007/08/24 - DBSnappa

SteveH wrote:

D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

I may be your closest option - in Ystrad Mynach.

But it's hardly what I'd call close.

My brother lives in Glamorgan St, Canton. He has a MBP but I'm not certain that he's around this afternoon.

Message #4 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:18 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

All the best ..

T i m

Message #5 - Posted 2007/08/24 - SteveH

T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:18 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

All the best ..

See that 'magsafe' in the title.....

No, I'm not even going to bother.

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply. --
SteveH 'You're not a real petrolhead unless you've owned an Alfa Romeo' www.italiancar.co.uk - Honda VFR800 - Hongdou GY200 - Alfa 75 TSpark Alfa 156 TSpark - B6 Passat 2.0TDI SE - COSOC KOTL
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Message #6 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:32:50 +0100, SteveH wrote:

T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:18 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

All the best ..

See that 'magsafe' in the title.....

Your point? So is this something that can't simply be bought .. like most other Mac spares it seems? Do you have so ship it off to some magical 'Apple 'Magsafe' centre or something where folk in special protective gear do the work?

No, I'm not even going to bother.

Please do .. how else will I learn?

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply.

Can you .. ?

My Autosponder only kicks in after *I* press the button (in your case).

All the best ..

T i m

Message #7 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Woody

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:43:00 GMT, T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:32:50 +0100, SteveH wrote:

T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:18 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

All the best ..

See that 'magsafe' in the title.....

Your point? So is this something that can't simply be bought ..

Of course it can. Obviously any apple center, other places that stock macs (possible john lewis - don't know what they are like). PCWorld business do them, but I don't know how that relates to actual shops. It seems PC world is pretty light on all laptop PSUs. They have one for some laptops at the bargain £69 (somewhat more than the standard apple one), although if my fujitsu PSU went I don't know where I would get a replacement from.

like most other Mac spares it seems?

What most other mac spares are those?

No, they are easy enough to buy, but don't tend to be in normal shops because most people never buy another one and because they aren't like a generic part (I really would love my PC tablets to have them rather than the stupid PSUs they have)

They are the ones that are just held by a magnet so if you trip over the lead it does no damage

Woody

Message #8 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Steve Firth

SteveH wrote:

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply.

And indeed his followup was terminally predictable. Not even a good troll.

Message #9 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:09:11 +0100, %steve%@malloc.co.uk (Steve Firth) wrote:

SteveH wrote:

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply.

And indeed his followup was terminally predictable.

With such clever prediction skills you could have saved yer time by not reading it then eh?

Not even a good
troll.

I never said I was good ...

All the best ..

T i m

Message #10 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Ekul Namsob

Steve Firth wrote:

SteveH wrote:

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply.

And indeed his followup was terminally predictable. Not even a good troll.

I do wish you two would be a little more charitable. What I read appeared quite sensible.

Cheers,
Luke

Red Rose Ramblings, the diary of an Essex boy in
exile in Lancashire <http://www.shrimper.org.uk>

Message #11 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:02:27 +0100, Woody wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 12:43:00 GMT, T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 13:32:50 +0100, SteveH wrote:

T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 08:26:18 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

All the best ..

See that 'magsafe' in the title.....

Your point? So is this something that can't simply be bought ..

Of course it can.

Well I did wonder .. the way Steve and his pet reacted you'd think I'd said I was joining the Mac Club.

Obviously any apple center, other places that stock macs (possible john lewis - don't know what they are like). PCWorld business do them, but I don't know how that relates to actual shops.

Ok ..

It seems PC world is pretty light on all laptop PSUs.

Probably .. never tried to get one (or a PC for that matter) from them. Most of my 'second' laptop PSU's have been a tenner off eBay (I always get a 'spare' for the same reason as the OP's mate's current position.

They have one for
some laptops at the bargain £69 (somewhat more than the standard apple one),

Ouch ..

although if my fujitsu PSU went I don't know where I would get a replacement from.

(This is a laptop / tablet?) eBay or one of the 'universal' jobbies from the likes of Maplin etc.

like most other Mac spares it seems?

What most other mac spares are those?

PSU's for desktops apparently (well, without being shafted anyway) :-(

No, they are easy enough to buy, but don't tend to be in normal shops because most people never buy another one and because they aren't like a generic part (I really would love my PC tablets to have them rather than the stupid PSUs they have)

Sri, what's that 'them' Woody?

They are the ones that are just held by a magnet so if you trip over the lead it does no damage

Yeah, just saw that on Wiki (and looked a good idea). Fine if you don't want a replacement PSU on the hurry up ... (less common).

All the best ..

T i m

Message #12 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:08:13 GMT, Ekul Namsob wrote:

Steve Firth wrote:

SteveH wrote:

I can see the predictability of this one after a single reply.

And indeed his followup was terminally predictable. Not even a good troll.

I do wish you two would be a little more charitable. What I read appeared quite sensible.

Hello again Luke!

Long time no type (and thanks for the support ... bullies aren't they).

Actually I think SteveH is ok .. just a bit confused <bless> and I think SteveF is funny (and that's not being charitable but just honest).

Is this the season for re-setting kill files or summat? ;-)

All the best ..

T i m

Message #13 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Woody

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:19:51 GMT, T i m wrote:

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 14:02:27 +0100, Woody wrote:

Obviously any apple center, other places that stock macs (possible john lewis - don't know what they are like). PCWorld business do them, but I don't know how that relates to actual shops.

Ok ..

It seems PC world is pretty light on all laptop PSUs.

Probably .. never tried to get one (or a PC for that matter) from them.

Well, no. Most of the time I try and avoid them but from time to time they can be handy (ie, I can walk from work to a PC world at lunchtime, and when your router blows up when you haven't got a spare they are handy!).

I did have an argument about them the other day, concerning that disk problem. I went to PCWorld and they had sata disks for £44 for a 250Gb, or £79 for a 500. I got the 250GB, as it is just a work PC, which has a 250GB at the moment and that is fine. It will never have video or anything big on it.
Someone said that it was stupid and that for the same price I could have a bigger disk. I pointed out I didn't need a bigger disk. Then they said it would have been cheaper elsewhere but although PCWorld is overpriced, the cheaper the thing is, the less it is overpriced!
More importantly, the computer was running again the next day so it is a fairly trivial price.

Most of my 'second' laptop PSU's have been a tenner off eBay (I always get a 'spare' for the same reason as the OP's mate's current position.

I run a redundant laptop system. I have a macbook pro, my wife has a macbook. If one goes we can share the one until a replacement turns up.

They have one for
some laptops at the bargain £69 (somewhat more than the standard apple one),

Ouch ..

although if my fujitsu PSU went I don't know where I would get a replacement from.

(This is a laptop / tablet?) eBay or one of the 'universal' jobbies from the likes of Maplin etc.

Its a tablet, but it has a different sort of plug. Wider but shorter than the normal PC laptop. Don't know why, it doesn't seem to have an advantage over the other type.

like most other Mac spares it seems?

What most other mac spares are those?

PSU's for desktops apparently (well, without being shafted anyway) :-(

So not most then!

No, they are easy enough to buy, but don't tend to be in normal shops because most people never buy another one and because they aren't like a generic part (I really would love my PC tablets to have them rather than the stupid PSUs they have)

Sri, what's that 'them' Woody?

I would like the PCs to have magsafes. My first tablet, a viewsonic I tripped over the power lead and sent it flying across the room. It broke the bit which senses it is plugged in. When windows switches between charging and battery some things change and so it used to toggle between the mains/battery state if you didn't keep the cable pulled right.

most of a time this wasn't a problem, but for some reason if you were playing MS Age of reason (which worked really well on a tablet) and switched states twice (ie, battery-mains-battery), it would lock the machine solidly.

And I broke my first titanium powerbook that way too.

They are the ones that are just held by a magnet so if you trip over the lead it does no damage

Yeah, just saw that on Wiki (and looked a good idea). Fine if you don't want a replacement PSU on the hurry up ... (less common).

True. Given the options I would have the magsafe - I think it is a brilliant idea that works so well and one of those things that seems like it should have been obvious when you have already seen it, which is always the mark of a good design!

Woody

Message #14 - Posted 2007/08/24 - D.M. Procida

DBSnappa wrote:

SteveH wrote:

D.M. Procida wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

I may be your closest option - in Ystrad Mynach.

But it's hardly what I'd call close.

My brother lives in Glamorgan St, Canton. He has a MBP but I'm not certain that he's around this afternoon.

That's two minutes away from me. If he happens to be around, he'd be in a position to do me a great favour.

Daniele

Message #15 - Posted 2007/08/24 - D.M. Procida

T i m wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

Thanks, but I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Sorry, I should have said that I only need to borrow one for an hour or two for a friend who's visiting when I first posted.

Perhaps if I'd posted something like "I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?" it would have been clearer.

Daniele

Message #16 - Posted 2007/08/24 - T i m

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007 16:35:31 +0100, D.M. Procida wrote:

T i m wrote:

I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Would he want another one (one to leave at home, one to stay in the laptop bag) and as PCW (501 Newport Road, Cardiff South) now have a better Mac presence would they be likely to have one in stock.

If not an Apple one they often sell 'universal' jobbies?

Thanks, but I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?

Sorry, I should have said that I only need to borrow one for an hour or two for a friend who's visiting when I first posted.

Perhaps if I'd posted something like "I need a MagSafe adaptor for an hour or so for a friend who's visiting and forgot his - is there anyone round here who happens to have such a thing available for an hour's borrowing?" it would have been clearer.

So, no one on here has ever put forward an alternative to the direct question posted?

Ok, I didn't know exactly what the 'MagSafe' bit was but I knew it was to do with a laptop PSU and my suggestion may (had you not been up yerself) have been a realistic alternative.

All the best ..

T i m

Message #17 - Posted 2007/08/24 - Rolly

On 2007-08-24 14:02:27 +0100, Woody said:

They are the ones that are just held by a magnet so if you trip over the lead it does no damage

Magsafe, eh? We have an old Dell laptop here. It has
a power lead connector infinitely more advanced than
the magsafe. Whereas the magsafe detaches when you
trip over the lead, the Dell connector anticipates
said tripping event and falls out of its own accord.

Cheers,

R.

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