MacBook Pro Magsafe DC-in corroded

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  1. Missmargaux macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I have a MacBook Pro Unibody from 2008. I'm not sure what specs I need to include to get some help, so let me know what else to include if I'm missing something.

    So, my charger has been getting progressively less reliable over the past month and a bit. It started that I needed to jiggle the connector to re-seat the charger, moved on to me having to push the charger away slightly so it would charge, and now if I want any sort of connection I need to push down on the charger (not the cable, mind you) and tilt it down slightly.

    Upon further inspection of the port on the Mac itself, I noticed corrosion around the two most outside golden connectors. The corrosion is not on the gold parts, but rather on the surrounding material.

    I didn't spill anything on the Mac, but I do live on a tropical island currently and I'm worried the humidity has finally done her in. I'm in the Peace Corps, so access to magical things like Apple stores is a thing of fantasy. Is there any suggestions on a temporary fix until I find a vendor? Any DIY aid? I'm fairly good at computer repair, though lack the specialty tools required.
     

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  2. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That doesn't look like corrosion but rather burn marks to me. You can try a soft bristled tooth brush with a little 90% isopropyl alcohol to clean it as best you can with the machine off.
     
  3. Missmargaux thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh bugger. You're right. Even if I am able to bristle some of the offending burn off, what are the chances it will connect as it ought to? Is it possible for order the replacement parts for that piece on a unibody?
     
  4. Altemose macrumors G3

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    MacBook Pro Magsafe DC-in corroded


    Yes. The MagSafe in board is not on the logic board. The whole logic board must be removed in the process though.
     

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