MacBook pro charger not working due to missing part?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by juliarose15, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. juliarose15 macrumors newbie

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    This morning I went to charge my laptop because it has run out of battery. When I plugged my charger in, I noticed the light that signals it is charging did not even turn on.

    I started to inspect the charger and I was looking at the small piece that actually plugs into the charger. There are fours small gold covered prongs that connect to the port in the laptop. I noticed one of these prongs was missing it's gold covering and was exposed.Could this be the reason the charger no longer works? I only bought the charger two months ago and do not want to pay 80 dollars for a new one. Is there a way to remedy this?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    If the MagSafe adapter is broken, the only realistic solution is to buy a replacement.

    The link below should answer most, if not all, of your battery/charging questions, including tips for maximizing battery performance. If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend you take the time to read it.
     
  3. TheIguana macrumors 6502a

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    If it is only 2 months old, the OP would have a pretty good case for going to the Apple Store and asking for a replacement under warranty.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Quite true.
     
  5. bobcan macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, IF it is an actual APPLE piece.. I have never seen an issue with pins on any of the 6-7 chargers I have had since 2006.. or any my friends have used.. :apple:
     
  6. dyt1983, Feb 21, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     

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