7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2014 5:57 PM by MickiBry
Trainer Lee Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

The two outside pins on my magsafe charger are stuck, therefore not charging.  Any ideas on how to get them out.

 

thanks

 

Lee


MacBook Pro, iOS 6.0.2
  • ComputerFixer Level 3 Level 3 (735 points)

    Stuck where,  pushed in?   If they are pushed in, just try gently coaxing them out with a pair of needle-nose.

  • sanjampet Level 5 Level 5 (7,695 points)

    If they are pushed in, a set of forceps would be my choice. If they are pulled out, a special "seating tool is required, having done many multi-pin connectors ( not mac) in my day. Each "seating tool is usually proprietary to the particular pin/connector.  hat ever you do, be VERY GENTLE and careful.  Best of luck

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8 (38,830 points)

    Did you read this KB article?

     

    Troubleshooting MagSafe adapters

     

    If you think that a pin is stuck down, try unplugging and re-plugging the MagSafe adapter into the power port. The pins should move and reset themselves to a neutral position. If you find that a pin isn't resetting itself, gently press the pin sideways using a fingertip or other soft, non-scratching surface to see if the pin will reset itself. If the pin will not reset, please refer to the Additional Information section of this article.

  • cynide123 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    A gentle nudge with pin did the job for me!!!! Thnaks to ComputerFixer

  • MickiBry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I read that article and I like how they say, if you can't get the pin out, refer to the Additional Information part of this article. Which does not exist.
    I have a pin that will not come out as well. Will the "geniuses" at the Apple store do it for me?

  • carl wolf Level 6 Level 6 (14,275 points)

    Is there anything that prevents you from calling the Apple store, and asking?

  • MickiBry Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes. It was 10 o'clock at night.
    Also, you may have been able to tell from my use of quotes that I don't, in fact, believe the individuals working at the Apple store to be geniuses.