Help Son Dropped Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zas, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. zas macrumors member

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    All,

    I had my macbook pro on a tray since sometimes I work from home. I got up to go grab a glass of water and my son hit the tray with his toy vacuum.... :eek: My laptop fell on it's side, it had a flashdrive on there so the flashdrive got stuck. I had to pull it out using pliers... The laptop now gets extremely hot and I get the following message:

    usb-device-drawing-too-much.jpg

    Any tips? How much would it be to fix it? Is it worth it? I recently got a MBA but I still want to fix this one.. HELP :confused:
     
  2. Livewings macrumors regular

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    You probably have to change your mobo and it will get really expensive. :eek::(
     
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think any home remedy is really going to help you at this point--you really need to make a trip to the Apple Store.
     
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  6. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a

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    Does the USB port look damaged? Check that none of the contacts in the connector are shorted. If they are bent, you can try to straighten them with pliers. If there is no obvious damage, then there there aren't many options left.

    Unfortunatly the connector is soldered on the logic board. Apple or certified partners do not repair the boards, they replace them with new ones. The new boards, like others have said, are expensive, several hundreds of dollars.

    If the laptop is already fairly old and you don't want to put a lot of money into repairing it, then you could search for a repair shop that could solder a new port on to the logic board. Look for places that repair other electronics, and give them a call. The new connector is not expensive, couple of dollars. What does cost a bit though is the amount of work it takes to get it replaced. But it's quite certainly going to cost very little compared to a wholly new logic board.
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Get Apple to quote for a repair then claim on home insurance?
     
  8. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    There might be a short in the USB port, though that does seem unlikely. You could try opening it up to check for physical damage on the Logic Board. That'll give you a quick idea of repair costs. Also, see if you can disable the damaged USB port. It might be a temporary fix.

    Regards
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    UPDATE: Before anything, try an SMC reset.
     
  9. zas thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. I did the SMC reset but nothing..... Oh well I will call a few places and see what they say. :(
     
  10. Gypsy36 macrumors regular

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    Did any portion of the USB remain in the computer?
     
  11. zas thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I removed it all.
     
  12. MacModMachine macrumors 68020

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    The port can be replaced , it requires soldering 6 points and that is assuming there is no trace damage(multi layer trace damage is almost always unrepairable).

    it could also be located on a sub board (15" 06-08 models) which would cost about 40-50$ to replace.

    also , you could clean the solder points and leave the port absent and at least stop those usb errors from coming up.


    which model was it ?
     
  13. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    You've got a short circuit in your USB port now. Probably a fire hazard too. Might want to take it in....
     

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