Dropped MacBook, charger port tilting inwards.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Miyukerano, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Miyukerano macrumors newbie

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    I accidently dropped my MacBook on the side where all the ports are and the port where the MagSafe charger goes into has been pushed inwards. Now when I plug it in, the light is very dim and the MacBook says 'Not charging'. I know it's not the charger because I have tried both my brothers chargers and it didn't work. Do I have to send it to Apple or is there something I can do?
     
  2. AndyK macrumors 65816

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  3. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    you can replace the magsafe jack, it takes around 15 minutes and costs around 30$

    it looks like the logic board has to come out, but it doesn't.

    there are 2 scews holding it in and there is a small wire that has to be unplugged.

    i can give you photo instructions if you would like to try it.
     
  4. Miyukerano thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes please. :)
     
  5. thepaintedman macrumors newbie

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    I have this exact same issue, could you tell me how to fix it. The local Apple auth repair shop is telling me BEST case scenario 200-300.
     
  6. eman macrumors 6502a

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    If the OP is talking about the old style macbook, you don't need to remove the logic board. Just pull the keyboard off, take the dc-inboard screw out and push the dc-inboard back into position.
    You can find the disassemble instruction at ifixit.com
     
  7. Adhila macrumors newbie

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    Charging port pushed in Macbook Pro

    Hi

    I didnt drop my MacBook Pro but I came home and found it like this after carrying it around in campus, please help. I phoned an Apple Store and they aren't giving me a price but they're telling me they'll have to 'strip' the machine etc and knowing Apple this will cost me alot. If I can fix this myself let me know PLEASE.

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    Could I have these photo instructions please ?:):eek:
     
  8. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Picture instructions can be found on ifixtit. Yes, the Magsafe adapter is something it'd be easier to DIY.
     

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