Possible fix for a bent charging port

TheAngryMelon

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 10, 2014
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Hey guys, I've run into a little issue concerning my 2013 Macbook Air.

The charging cord got stuck on my shoe as I went to stand up, and my computer went tumbling to the floor. It seems like it landed directly on the charging cord, because now the port that usually accepts the charger is tilted up.
In other words, I can't charge my computer because the cord physically can't plug in.

Does anybody know a way to fix this? I'm tempted to take off the bottom panel and see if I can wedge something in to try and hold the charging port in place, but I don't know if doing that might bring more harm than good.
 

cyber16

macrumors 6502
Jan 12, 2013
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Is it the 13"
If so, yes remove the bottom panel, and the magsafe I/O board is screwed in place with a few screws, I wager you can readjust it to work.
If under warranty, just bring it into apple, it will only take a few minutes if the board only shifted, if its cracked, they will need a new magsafe i/o board, not all that costly
 

Altemose

macrumors G3
Mar 26, 2013
9,089
444
Elkton, Maryland
Is it the 13"
If so, yes remove the bottom panel, and the magsafe I/O board is screwed in place with a few screws, I wager you can readjust it to work.
If under warranty, just bring it into apple, it will only take a few minutes if the board only shifted, if its cracked, they will need a new magsafe i/o board, not all that costly
It isn't very costly so long as the unibody aluminum isn't damaged to the point where the new MagSafe board could be bent over time or has issue being installed.
 

scaredpoet

macrumors 604
Apr 6, 2007
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If under warranty, just bring it into apple, it will only take a few minutes if the board only shifted,
Yeah, I wouldn't expect any work they do to fix this to be covered by warranty. They might be nice if it's not too hard a fix, but I would expect they're gonna make a note of the damage at the very least, which could affect future warranty work. Just saying.
 

Mr Rabbit

macrumors 6502a
May 13, 2013
637
4
'merica
Yeah, I wouldn't expect any work they do to fix this to be covered by warranty. They might be nice if it's not too hard a fix, but I would expect they're gonna make a note of the damage at the very least, which could affect future warranty work. Just saying.
They would only make a note if you either requested that they do so or if you check it in for repair. More than likely the Genius would offer to adjust it while the customer waits, without going through the process of setting up paperwork.