Faulty MagSafe Charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by laughingperson5, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. laughingperson5 macrumors 6502

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    So today, when I came home.

    I go to charge my MBP.

    I noticed that there is some black stuff inside the MagSafe port so I try cleaning it out. [I had to use a paperclip to remove some of it.]

    Some of it won't come out.

    But is something wrong with my MagSafe charger?

    And can this lead to some fire or something?
     
  2. Pax macrumors 6502a

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    If you clean it, unplug it from the wall, also use something non-metallic like plastic or wood
    Otherwise you could damage yourself or your magsafe

    I would not worry about the stuff, it's probably just dirt.

    A very small number of users have reported burns on their magsafe but I think that usually occurs because the cable is damaged, or the white plastic "brick" itself.

    I would just leave it alone.
     
  3. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    Is the black stuff on the charger end or the port on the computer? The computer is the magnetic part, so metallic dust or particles might stick there.

    Try blowing the stuff out with compressed air. A toothpick, possibly wrapped with a paper towel, might also work to clean the stuff out. Make sure there is nothing around the gold contacts since those are what transmit the power.
     

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