MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) MagSafe DC-In Board

$44.95

Product code: IF162-013-1
Apple Part #: 661-4950

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MacBook Pro 17" Unibody (Early/Mid 2009) MagSafe DC-In Board

$44.95

Product code: IF162-013-1
Apple Part #: 661-4950

Product Overview

Is your laptop not charging correctly?

This part connects the wall adapter power to the logic board. A safe magnetic connection prevents damage to the laptop caused by tripping over the power cord. Identified by 820-2361-A printed on board.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • Unibody 17" (Early 2009) MacBook Pros
  • Unibody 17" (Mid 2009) MacBook Pros

Product Details

  $44.95

 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Notes:

This used part may be missing the light gray plastic face. The plastic can be transferred from your existing part.

Available: 11

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Compatibility

MacBook Pro 17" Unibody
2.66 GHz (Early 2009)
2.8 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.93 GHz (Early 2009)
3.06 GHz (Mid 2009)
 

Stories

My Problem

My MagSafe dc in board was charred from using an old charger (possibly wrong voltage) and continued to work, but only if the charger sat at a specific angle.

My Fix

WARNING My 2011 MBP 17" uses a Torx T6 as well as a Phillips#00, that was not mentioned in the ifixit guide, but luckily I was able to get a Torx T6 driver at walmart.

The spudger was really useful.

The repair went alright.

Pretty difficult to make sure all of the wires and ribbons were on top of the logic board when reinserting the logic board back in.

My Advice

Make sure you have each ribbon and wire that attaches to the logic board pointed out before you try to reinsert the logic board and screw it back in.

My Problem

DC-in port was defective. The charging connector would get hot and make a soft high pitched electronic "squeal." Eventually the two outer prongs on my chargers would melt down to little nubs to the point where the computer wouldn't even charge anymore. I let the damage get so bad that my DC-in port was actually black and charred.

My Fix

Took about 10 minutes. Very easy.

My Advice

Two things:

1. Make sure you have the right magsafe adapter. A 15 inch DC-in board will not fit on the 17 inch. Irresponsible resellers on amazon and other less reputable sites may miss-label their 15 inch DC-in boards as 17 inch.

2. The magsafe adapters are magnetic, which can damage electronics. Be careful. Don't let either of them float around when your motherboard is loose.