I tried to open the magsafe connector also, but that was not successful yet! Will be trying heat next. Here are some pics of how I tried it.
carefully cut 2 slots on the side.
This is the end result
support the connector by the sides. These 2 clips are from a picture frame, but were too springy and jumping all over the place.
Found a thin steel bracket from a hard disk mounting in a pc, bent it in a U-shape. Put a pair of normal pliers to catch the edge and hammered it with nylon hammer.
But all this failed, even after brute force. So heat is next. But won’t the heat gun melt the led and even solder?
David @mrpicklesauce , where did you put the pliers / what type did you use, the edge is small and in my earlier attempt it kept slipping off.
I once tried. I think MagSafe 2 tips seem impenetrable, indestructible, non-repairable.
- de unsubstantiated
Time for a new MagSafe charger if you can't fix the pins as Mayer outlined.
Do make sure you get a REAL Apple unit as the fakes look exactly the same! Friends don’t let friends buy fake Apple chargers and Find the right power adapter and cable for your Mac notebook
- de Dan