How to do I plug the charger's wing back to the charger?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Moshe1010, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. Moshe1010 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    My macbook pro retina charger wing got out suddenly. Now I have only one wing intact, so I can't wrap the cable around nicely anymore.

    I tried to apply force to get it in, but it wouldn't work without breaking the wing completely. I saw some videos online that there is glue that should be removed (by heat) in order to open the charger, but I'm wondering if I can avoid that procedure and insert somehow the wing?

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. Mcmeowmers macrumors 6502

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    Maybe you could remove the part that you plug into the wall from the base. Then carefully pry the opening you have pictured to cause the casing to come apart slightly? but I would be careful while doing this
    Also make sure to not use a metal object cause you will dent the plastic easily.

    http://www.righto.com/2015/11/macbook-charger-teardown-surprising.html

    The above link gives some guidance. Make sure it's completely unplugged too! :p
     
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  4. Imac Sam macrumors 6502

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    You are lucky mine totally broke one of the tab knobs, and I could not find a cheap replacement. So I got this on Amazon, protects the cable too. http://smile.amazon.com/Juiceboxx-M...&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
     
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  6. Moshe1010 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So I went to Apple store, and they tried to put it in. They managed to do it with force, but there was a gap and it didn't close that nicely. Then they just replaced it with a new one since the laptop has AppleCare (so no cost on my end)
     

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