Is my Thunderbolt port damaged beyond repair?
Shortly after getting the MacBook Air chewing gum got lodged in the Thunderbolt Port. At the time I didn't use Thunderbolt so I just gave it a quick clean and away I went.
A year or so on, and I want to use thunderbolt to connect to a monitor, but it is very hit or miss. If I wobble the cable I can lose the connection completely, or everything goes slightly green.
The connection appears corroded, and the Thunderbolt cable itself looks slightly damaged (images below).
I would really prefer not to have to change out the logic board, is there any way to effectively clean the corrosion from the port?
Is this a good question?