New battery, but still not charging
My original MacBook Air battery needed replacing for a while as it no longer held a charge and would only work while plugged in. Then it stopped charging completely, no amber/green light showing on the MagSafe charger.
I tried SMC reset, that didn't work. I did a double-check with a friend's MacBook to determine that there was not a problem with the charger itself (my charger worked fine with his laptop) and also determined that his charger also would not charge my battery.
I thought that this may mean my battery was now SO dead that it now would not even charge, so I replaced the battery with an iFixit replacement (thanks so much, very easy even for a non-techy like me!). Unfortunately, that has not resolved the charging issue. The new battery is showing 11% currently, but I've still no light on the charger and the charge icon is not showing... so it's definitely not working. I have done another SMC reset - still no joy.
I have just noticed however that the lid/cover is just slightly misaligned, which I had not seen before. It's had various knocks and drops over the years, but I wonder now if there has been something recently that I don't remember that has affected the seating of the charger. Is there an easy way to check this, or a fix? Or any other ideas or suggestions? Or do I need to bite the bullet and take it for a proper service?
Or at 6 years old now, and already suffering from insufficient storage, should I just resign myself to having sadly to buy a new laptop? 😟
So I've gone back in for a closer look, and I think that the MagSafe port looks like it's probably damaged.
These photos are obviously with the back off, so the port is upside down. It looks like it is slightly bent, possibly cracked, not sure if the pins are also damaged.
How straightforward a fix would this be?
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