Burnt MagSafe pin, not charging

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by eperezf, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. eperezf macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011

    I have an early 2011 15' MBP with the original charger. It was working fine until it suddenly stopped charging. I tried different outlets and rotating the magsafe connector but there was no LED or charging.

    I saw the connection between the MagSafe an the MBP and there was a burn pin that didn't go back to the original position. Also, the same place was burnt on the socket side. Now the mac will not charge at all. :(:(

    Here are some pictures:

    I have a few questions:
    What could have caused the faliure? The cable was a bit frayed and fixed with tape.
    Is it possible that the faliure was caused by the MagSafe section inside the Mac? That means i'll have to buy a replacement and charger.
    Is it safe to use a spare 60W charger instead or it will also burn? I know it will charge only when it's off. At least to make a copy of my important files to work on another computer meanwhile.

    The Mac kept running after i realized so at least the logic board is not dead (phew!)

    Thanks for the advice! As it's my working Mac, I need it running as soon as possible!!
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Looks like magsafe connector on the MBP is now shot and I do believe that is soldered onto the logic board so the only way to repair this, is to replace the logic board.

    As for the cause, I have no idea, a short and/or higher voltage then designed could be the cause but I'm not sure to be honest.

    Bummers man :(
  3. eperezf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
    I searched on ifixit and it's not soldered. I'll buy a replacement anyway and repair it just in case
  4. nerowolfe macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Yeah probably all you need is a Power Port replacement.
  5. eperezf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2011
  6. nerowolfe macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2014
    Likely. Was strictly commenting on macbook parts needing replacement.

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