My Macbook MagSafe charger for the past few months would occasionally stop charging. I would need to patiently wiggle the cord to a certain position to get it to start charging again. This is similar to the HP charger I issue I fixed several years ago. I know from gut that there is a break inside the main magsafe and the cord. As I’m a DIY kinda of guy I’ve decided to fix it. Instead of buying a new charger of which will cost me $$.
Things you need to get this job done.
- A pair of pliers,
- thick cloth,
- soldering iron,
- soldering lead and
- electrical tape.
Step 1: Wrap the pliers with cloth and clamp on the magnetic part and gently pull it from the body casing.
Step 2: Gently pull the innards out from the casing.
Step 3: Cut about an inch from the base.
Step 4: Unsolder from the base, if you can salvage those black shrinkage thing the better.
Step 5: Prepare the wiring then slightly cut the outer cover to reveal the wire and pull them aside. Then make another cut about a few cm on the inner cover to expose wiring.
Step 6: Push the insides back to the body casing and then start soldering back the base.
Step 7: Snap back the magnetic tip to the base. That should be it.