MacBook Pro MagSafe port missing pin

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sinko25, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. sinko25 macrumors newbie

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    Hey all,

    My apologies if this is in the wrong forum - I only post here when I need something ;)

    Last night I noticed my MagSafe power cord wasn't "locking" into place, and I thought maybe there was something in the port. When I looked closely, I saw one of the pins had fallen down. I tipped the macbook on its side and the pin just fell out, so now I'm down to 5 pins rather than 6.

    I looked into what each pin does; according to wikipedia, it's for grounding. (It was the one on the far right). The computer charges normally and performs normally. Should I bring it to the Apple store just in case? Can something horrible happen without the pin?

    It's a mid 2012 macbook with the L style adapter. And no, I didn't drop it.
     
  2. Asuriyan macrumors 6502a

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    If you're under warranty, and there's no evidence that might lead them to conclude it's your fault, then you should absolutely get it fixed. That's quite a costly repair if you have to do it out of pocket down the road.
     
  3. mike5065 macrumors newbie

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    the charger on my MBP 13 mid-2012 can be connected 2 ways -- from the back, or from the front (i.e. inverted). there is an indicator light on both sides.

    it's possible your's may now only work one way.
     

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