fixing magsafe - possibly bad solder contact

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Zotaccian, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    I have Magsafe charger which apparently has problems with its connector or near connector because it sometimes refuses to charge and when I twist the cord little near the connector it works fine. Are therr any good guides for possible fix, is it difficult? I am not sure if it is the connector or the cord which is faulty.
     
  2. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    This is by far the most common problem with the Magsafe, and requires a replacement of the complete unit. If Apple would only fit a plug socket connector on the Magsafe block and sell replacement cables it would save a whole lot of wastage.

    I am already on my third magsafe in three years.
     
  3. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    So I've read. On YouTube there is one video where someone open the connector easily by holding the connector with pliers and then using flat head screwdriver to wiggle that white plastic thing off. I haven't managed to do so, partly because at the moment I can only find pliers with thin, "sharp" tip, can't get good enouh grip. If the fault is in the cord, I could maybe just cut off the bad part and solder pieces together? But I'm still unsure whether or not the problem is the connection between cord and the connector or a faulty in the cord itself.
     

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