I bought the MSI GS63VR 6RF 3 years ago or so and all of a sudden the laptop begin to stop charging unless I lifted the charger cable, directly at the port, in an upwards direction.
I thought the lead was going but on reflection it may have been the port loosening.
I use this laptop for work and with COVID-19 couldn't get it fixed.
Fast-forward a few more days and all of a sudden I heard a crackling coming from the port and then a plume of smoke just flew out and that was it - no more charging.
So it won't charge now at all. I have removed the charger and not put it in since. The laptop worked fine until it died when the battery ran out.
I have read online about this fault and found the charger port replacement.
I only have a soldering iron and solder, so I likely won't do the repair myself and will bring it to a shop. Though if it seems easy enough and something I could do with limited equipment I would give it a go.
My main question here is that I have opened the unit up and took a look on the motherboard base and see some burnt area near the power jack.
I haven't yet taken it apart fully to look at the top side and see the damage. But can do.
Does anyone know if simply repairing the charger port would solve the issue?
Also does anyone know exactly what that burnt area is?
I don't have the money quoted by MSI for the repairs unfortunately and need the laptop for work.