On the left is what I have; wire part on the left, broken off part on the right. The right is what I would like.

I can just take the broken off part and hold it against the wire part to make it the same as first picture. It works to get power to the computer but it keeps coming off depending on the angle I try to remove from the computer. Anyone here have an idea if it's possible to glue or fix it?

  • Are you saying that it will work if you hold the parts in place by hand? If so, I would suggest using a non destructive method of fixing it, such as a small rubber band. Can you take the parts to an Apple store or service centre? If it were me, and nothing else worked, I would try glue, once again initially choosing a type that was non destructive. – D A Vincent Apr 27 '17 at 6:18
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    @DAVincent is it possible to do it using the builtin markdown? I didn't know that, sorry. – Somebody still uses you MS-DOS Apr 27 '17 at 6:24
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    > Are you saying that it will work if you hold the parts in place by hand? Yes, it works flawlessly. Would soldering be a good idea? – Somebody still uses you MS-DOS Apr 27 '17 at 6:24
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    @DAVincent - just a note... you can resize an existing image by using the format <img src="[copy/paste from original]" width="280"> – Tetsujin Apr 27 '17 at 8:48
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    @Tetsujin That's a great tip! Thanks for sharing. :) – Monomeeth Apr 27 '17 at 9:26

This can be fixed with an application of Super Glue or other adhesive for metals.

First, clean it with acetone - use a cotton swab (like a Q-Tip) to ensure that the metal is clean. This will help the adhesive bond properly

Using a small amount of adhesive that is made for bonding metals like Super Glue, place it around the edges of the part to be repaired. Hold for at least a minute (the set time for the adhesive) and you should be good. For best results, allow to cure for an hour before use. You should be good to go

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