Mid 2009 Model A1278 / 2.26 or 2.53 GHz Core 2 Duo processor EMC 2326

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Loose Charge port on Apple Mac Book Pro

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2.26 GHz Core 2 Duo (P7550*)

Intro Date: June 8, 2009 Disc Date: April 13, 2010

Order No: MB990LL/A Model No: A1278 (EMC 2326*)

Subfamily: Mid-2009 13" Model ID: MacBookPro5,5

Std RAM: 2 GB Std VRAM: 256 MB

Std Storage: 160 GB (5400 RPM) Std Optical: 8X DL "SuperDrive"


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It sounds like the mounting screws internally have loosed up. But without some guidance on which model you have I can't offer you more.

Are you up to fixing your own system here? Do you have the needed tools? You may want to start there.


OK, Follow this IFIXIT guide: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody Mid 2009 DC-In Board Replacement upto Step 2, then look where the MagSafe connector is you should see two screws which holds the connector block (DC-In board).

If the screws are tight, then the whole DC-In Board unit will need to be replaced.

Follow the guide though or you may want to bring it to someone with better skills. This is a bit tricky repair as you need to fully remove the logic board to gain access to the DC-In Board connectors connection to the logic board is underneath.

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Here's a good source for tools: IFIXIT Store


Thanks for your response. Last three letters of serial number : 66D

I have no specific tools, apart from a few "Phillips" screwdrivers.


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