Magsafe broken, can i fix it?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by danvan21, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. danvan21 macrumors regular

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    My brother has a two year old MB and his friend dropped it. It landed on the magsafe port and the dropped pushed the it into the MB. It can't charge right now. His Apple care plan is up so a free fix is out. Is there anyway to pull it back out myself or should he take is into apple? I am not a genius with computers but I'm not an idiot, what do you think?
     
  2. slybeans macrumors member

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    You wouldn't have got a free fix anyways, since it was accidental damage.

    I would take it to the store to see how much it would cost to get it fixed.
     
  3. eman macrumors 6502a

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    Take the keyboard off and see if you can push the the DC-in board back out. There is a small screw holding it in place. You can find disassembly instructions at ifixit.com, their prices are high. The drop may have damage the DC-in board, you won't know until you can pull or pop it back out.
     
  4. danvan21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks, thats perfect
     

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