MagSafe Issue. :(

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  1. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Whenever I plug my MagSafe connector into my Mac it acts as if nothing happens. I have to get the male end of the connector damp before it will work. Apple just replaced the charger part of my MagSafe, so it has to be in the computer.
    I would prefer to avoid another trip to the genius bar, so is there anything which I can do to troubleshoot the issue before having to go back?
     
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    I used to have this on my older unibody C2D but with the newer ones seem much better. Which one do you have?
     
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    2.8ghz MacBook pro 17" mid 2009. Still has warranty.
     
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    How long have you had your computer for? With all the problems you've listed on this forum, I would try to call CSR and ask for another computer especially if you had the computer for less than 6 months.
     
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    I've had it for a year and 3 months. The genius told me that my last graphics issue was actually a software issue related to 10.6.4 so this might be my only hardware problem.
     
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    How did you figure that out? But regardless, I certainly wouldn't do that. Just it back and have them fix it.
     
  7. tflournoy95 macrumors 6502

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    i thought apple was supposed to have the best chargers around:D

    anyway i would i would take it back to the store
     
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    I tried all of this before making this thread. Didn't help.
    I have a picture of the magsafe on my computer. Where is a site where I can upload it in 5mp resolution?
    EDIT: found one
     
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    Looks like it might be a bit dirty in there. How does the MagSafe plug look are any of the pins stuck?
     
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    It's not the plug.
    TheY just replaced that for another issue, and both had this problem.
     
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    I think that what happens when you're getting the MagSafe damp, is the water is allowing the electricity to be conducted from the MagSafe connector to the port. If the pins aren't stuck and if the port isn't dirty then the only other thing I can think of is that the port itself is damaged.
     
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    BAH! SEcond time to the Genius ' Bar is this week. Not cool.
     

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