Magsafe Connector Problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by surfnode, Oct 9, 2013.

  1. surfnode macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2013
    United Kingdom

    I am having a problem with my 2008 2.5ghz Macbook Pro (A1260) where the laptop is not always charging when plugging in the Magsafe adapter - the light does not go orange/green.

    If you give it a wiggle, the light then laminates and the laptop says its charing.

    Any ideas to help clean / resolve would be helpful.

  2. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Three possibilities:

    1. There is an issue with the charger. New one is $85

    2. There is an issue with the magsafe board on the computer. Apple Store can replace it or you can do it yourself. Part is about $8.

    3. Your logic board is having issues, in which case you have to replace the whole board. That repair is more in the $350+ range.
  3. laurihoefs macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2013
    Before you go and purchase anything expensive:[​IMG]

    Cotton swabs, to the rescue! Try cleaning the contacts on the connectors with one of these. Use them dry, or add a cleaning solution, like LCD cleanser.

    If that does not make any difference, go through durkkins excellent list.
  4. durkkin macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2013
    Good call. Sometimes the simple solutions are the best.

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