Dropped & Dented MBP so no more power :(

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sceadugenga, Aug 15, 2012.

  1. Sceadugenga macrumors newbie

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    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!
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    That to me is a good excuse to buy a sexy new laptop! :D

    Doubt you're gonna get it repaired cheap anyway :/
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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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 :(
     
  4. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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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)?
     
  5. Sceadugenga thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  6. geoffreak macrumors 68020

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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.
     

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