Macbook Pro turns off when charger moves?

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  1. UltimaLink macrumors regular

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    I bought this 13" Macbook pro on christmas, so it is the 2010 version. Recently, when I move it with the charger in it, it seems to jerk the charger a bit and it turns off. Then the charger won't charge unless I unplug it and plug it back in, I'm going to assume it's a problem with the charger, but I'm not sure.

    The port on my macbook has a few black spots, is this bad?

    Picture (Taken with iPhone, sorry for horrible quality)
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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Lighting would be the most important thing when taking a photograph. The Magsafe Port on my Macbook is filthy but it still works. I do not have any black marks though.
     
  3. UltimaLink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sorry about that, I'll retake it tomorrow when I have correct lighting (The room I'm in right now doesn't have much lighting, only a small desk lamp)

    Ok, any ideas though?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Grime and other materials do get into the charging port quite easily. You would need another adapter for a much more thorough assessment beyond your current one.
     
  5. UltimaLink thread starter macrumors regular

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    All right, I'll head to best buy tomorrow and get another one and see if it does the same, then.

    If it does, then will I have to send it into apple?
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    If they have in-store models, maybe you can convince (or sneak) an employee to let you test your notebook with the secured adapters.

    Otherwise you might be looking at a logic board replacement in the worst case.
     
  7. UltimaLink thread starter macrumors regular

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    Really? Darn, hoping this isn't the case then.

    I'll take it in tomorrow then.
     
  8. Macsavvytech macrumors 6502a

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    If the computer actually turns off when knocked I am inclined to think it is a logic board problem. Your under warranty so they will fix it for you though.
     

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