loose magsafe cable blown macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by s1mmm01, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. s1mmm01 macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013
    My macbook pro (2008 vintage) power supply recently had a loose wire , it worked if i wrigged the cable near magsafe. Unfortunately it seems i did this too much as there was a small popping sound and macbook is now dead. Could it have blown the board or is there a fuse inside i can replace ? Ay help appreciated
  2. Doward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 21, 2013
    Likely if you open it, it blew the connector from the either the audio/power board-to-ribbon-cable, or it blew the other side.

    You could try to open and see, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear you need a new logic board now.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    What country do you live in? If the US, perhaps take it to an Apple Store?
  4. mfram macrumors 65816

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    There are no fuses. If there was a popping sound, it was probably a capacitor blowing up. You'll need a new logic board almost for sure. Unless the popping sound was the power supply itself. You really didn't say where the popping sound came from.
  5. s1mmm01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013
    sound wasnt loud . A couple of pins in power socket are slightly blackened I think the wires inside cable touched Can power socket be replaced ?
  6. MacModMachine macrumors 68020


    Apr 3, 2009
    not really, most likely a magsafe board replacement more than a logic board replacement.
  7. s1mmm01 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 10, 2013
    is there any way to test the I/O power board with a circuit tester ?
  8. Chuck-Norris macrumors 6502a

    Sep 17, 2012
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Chuck is probably right. Take it to the Apple store.. However if the logic board is gone then it would probably cost more to fix than it is worth.
  10. Astroboy907 macrumors 65816


    May 6, 2012
    Spaceball One
    Depends on the model and what kind of circuit tester, but yes it is definitely possible! What model # is it? Unibody or not, replacement I/O or Magsafe boards are $10-40, worth a shot fixing it yourself than taking it to apple and having them charge an arm and a leg. Apple is probably going to charge $200+ for repair, perhaps more.

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