Dropped & Dented MBP so no more power :(

Sceadugenga

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Aug 15, 2012
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Hastings, NE
Hello, this is my first post (long-time lurker), and I hope someone can help me. I recently dropped my MBP (mid-2007) and dented the corner with the magsafe power port. Now I can't get power to the machine, except from the battery (which won't last much longer). Everything else seems to be fine. What I wonder is if there is a repair I could do (I am not very savvy), a repair someone else could do that is not too expensive, or if this old machine is toast. I haven't found forum posts exactly addressing my issue, but I could have missed something. Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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I think you're only option is to take to an apple authorized repair center. Something broke internally that is preventing your laptop to charge.

Bummers on dropping it though :(
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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There is some ambiguity here. Does the magsafe plug simply not fit due to a dent in the case (maybe you can just bend the case back and it'll work) or it fits and it doesn't charge (serious problem)?
 

Sceadugenga

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Aug 15, 2012
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Hastings, NE
The cord actually fits in the port, but I don't get any power to the machine.

Sounds like I should be looking for a replacement laptop, which is an exciting, but expensive prospect.
 

geoffreak

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Feb 8, 2008
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rMBP FTW! :D

Yeah, if anything broke in your laptop, it would require a replacement logic board (usually around 50-60% of the laptop's original price) to fix.

Do you or an immediate family member have renter's/homeowner's insurance? Those policies usually cover accidental damage to your property.