Magsafe port

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by macshin, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    Hello all,
    I just recently had a nail clipper stuck onto the magsafe port. Luckily everything is working fine but I was wondering if this could have caused damage to anything else inside or around the port. Or is it just as safe as the metal on the magsafe that attaches to the port?
    And also how is a magnet safe on a laptop?
  2. macrumors member

    May 1, 2011
    Why ask... simple way to find out: does your computer still charge?
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    Do you plan on attaching anything else to it? If it still works then you are fine.
  4. macrumors 604


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Better question yet - how did you get a nail clipper stuck on a magsafe port??? :confused:
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2011
    ditto and why did it even get in there in the first place
  6. macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2011
    As long as you don't have current flowing into it, you're fine. You're more at risk with something attached to the cable & shorting it out but even that is pretty unlikely.

    As for being safe, I assume you're talking about the fact that magnets can wipe data from hard drives? If so, you need a strong magnet within close proximity to the disk to actually cause damage. The magsafe ports are not strong enough nor close enough to do any damage. Beyond that, you really don't have to worry about the magnet doing damage on a MBA since it uses an SSD instead of a traditional HDD.

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