Paper clip on MBP charging port?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AceC, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. AceC macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2013
    I had some papers in my laptop sleeve and somehow the paper clip got stuck in the charging port since its magnetic.

    I was just curious about if this could somehow damage the computer or mess up the charing port in any way?

    I put it on the charger, and its seemingly charging like normal, so that's a good sign.

    This post ( poses a similar issue.

    However, is there any chance of damage being done?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
  3. jimmyco2008 macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2014
    The paper clip doesn't give off electricity, so you're fine!

    (I wanted OP to have more than "No" ;)
  4. simonsi macrumors 601


    Jan 3, 2014
    Batteries do though ;) however AFAIK the "intelligent" part of charging is onboard the MBP. So the pins connected to the battery shouldn't be live and able to be shorted and hence cause harm until a valid charger is connected and the battery needs charge - hence a paperclip across the MBP pins <shouldn't> cause any harm, again AFAIK.

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