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AceC

macrumors member
Original poster
Dec 10, 2013
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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 (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/505839/) poses a similar issue.

However, is there any chance of damage being done?
 

snaky69

macrumors 603
Mar 14, 2008
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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 (https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/505839/) poses a similar issue.

However, is there any chance of damage being done?
No.
 

jimmyco2008

macrumors regular
Jan 8, 2014
189
8
The paper clip doesn't give off electricity, so you're fine!

(I wanted OP to have more than "No" ;)
 

simonsi

Contributor
Jan 3, 2014
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Auckland
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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