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Yes, port replacement is possible. Although with the magsafe connector that is supposed to eliminate the kind of stress or strain that would break the port and require it to be replaced. Care to offer more information about your mac model, example macbook 2,1?
It will still be covered by the warranty, take it to an apple repair centre, they will have Apple hardware diagnostics software that will be able to determine the cause of the fault. Worst case scenario will be they have to replace the logic board.
If you are using some sort of USB hub the number of devices you are connecting to that single port may be drawing too much power. Try to determine how much power each device is drawing then ask at an apple store how much power the USB port can supply.
ebay can be a good place. powerbookmedic.com is a pretty good place too. they have new and used parts (used parts aren't always available, however on a laptop this old, i would assume they have some) and also have videos and PDF files on step by step disassembly. I have found it to be a pretty good resource for apple repair. hope this helps:)
It sounds like you have a defective battery. Batteries, even rechargeable ones, aren't made to last forever, so depending on how often it is used and charged, it is very possible that it is dead. If not, you could have a bad connection between the battery and the computer. The best thing to do would be to take it to an apple store or mail it in to apple.
Do you mean that you can't connect to the internet wirelessly? If so, then does your router have a password on it. If it does, then try typing the dollar sign ($) before and after the password. It should connect then. If you're having problems when its connected thru an ethernet cable, then you probably have some problems with the ethernet port.
On the MacBook there is no microphone port, if you look closely, it is not a microphone plug, it is a line in plug. Line in cannot record sounds from a microphone without amplification. What I would recommend doing is purchasing this adapter: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812186035&cm_re=usb_audio-_-12-186-035-_-Product- With this adapter, you plug your headset and mic into it and then it plugs into the USB port on your MacBook. Then you can just unplug it from the USB port when you are done.
It sounds like your Left I/O board on your laptop needs replacement - this board does power, the left USB port, the ExpressCard slot, and the audio. It sounds like a pin in the audio port got jammed (or broken) and it thinks that it's in optical audio mode, hence the red light. Some people have had luck with sticking a toothpick in the jack and moving it around to possibly unstick the pin inside - but most likely, you need to take it to an Apple Store or Authorized Service Provider (likely much cheaper and faster) to get that left I/O board replaced.
Am I correct in understanding that your MacBook is operating properly, but when you attach your external monitor it doesn't show anything?
I often connect my black MacBook 2GHz to my flat screen's VGA port. Sometime the screen doesn't respond for one reason or another. The fastest solution is typically to mirror the screens then return to normal. When that doesn't work, it's usually enough to restart the MacBook while it's still plugged in to the external monitor. If neither of those work, try connecting to a different monitor or finally try replacing the connector.
Unfortunately those connectors don't have the best life spans. (See Apple's customer reviews on DVI connectors.)
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