Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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MacBook Air charging light stays amber and does not go green and machine does not boot or even chime

I have an 11" MacBook Air 6,1 from mid 2013 that I found discarded and had restored but now seems dead again. I got the machine with a broken screen backlight and missing SSD. I took it to the Genius ...
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My Mid-2015 Macbook Pro no longer rapid charges my Nexus 6P over USB, why?

The USB3.0 ports on my mid-2015 Macbook Pro always charged my Nexus 6P "rapidly" (as reported by the phone), meaning at 2100mA+ or so. However, a couple months ago (around January/February), this ...
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Debugging charging problem with MacBook Pro

I have a MacBook Pro (unibody late 2008 15") A few weeks ago the charger was causing hassle and eventually the connector came loose. The MacBook eventually lost power. Then, I asked my friend for ...
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can't charge iPhone 5s from computer any more

For some reason I can't charge my iPhone 5s on my computer any longer. I used to be able to charge it, but it doesn't work now. I charges okay from the wall outlet using the same USB cable. Maybe ...
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iPad mini charging problems

What I have experienced about charging problems is that it is mostly because the cable is not genuine and for that reason the message "not charging" appears even though it is charging anyway. It is no ...
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iPhone 5S not charging after iOS 9.3.1 update

I recently update my iPhone 5s from iOS9.2.1 to iOS 9.3.1. After the update I can't charging. When I connect Cable which comes with iPhone, it displays error message "This cable or accessory is not ...
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Apple Lightning connector receptacle

I would like to design my own Apple power case which will have a male Lightning port for supplying extra power and a female Lightning receptacle for charging the battery much like the design show ...
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iPhone 5s Battery

Ok here's the breakdown: I just bought an iPhone 5s from a girl on the Internet. It wasn't in perfect condition but nothing was wrong to make it not run good. I was only on the phone for about 20 ...
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Is the Lightning connector safe for my children?

Having an Apple Lightning connector cable beside my bed to charge my iPhone 6 at night, I asked myself whether the cable is safe for my three-years-old kids? I.e. having the cable dangling without an ...
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Severe performance issues with my Macbook Pro Retina 13 - mid 2014

A few weeks ago I bought a used Macbook Pro Retina and I've been having severe issues with it since. The first thing I did when I bought it was to upgrade from whatever version of OSX it was using to ...
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iPod Classic only charges from computer, not from AC adaptor

I have an old iPod Classic (80 GB) which works fine; but I can only charge it via USB from a computer, and not from an official Apple AC adaptor. I have tried all the usual tricks found on other sites ...
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What are the specifications of the battery inside a 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display?

The Apple website has the following information about the battery: Built-in 74.9-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery Line voltage: 100V to 240V AC Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz I need exact ...
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How do you ascertain that the battery drain in an iPhone is software related

So, my iPhone 6 Plus battery has been draining very badly. Whereas I used to get over a day on a single 100% charge, I barely make it half a day now. Even the charging in takes whole night even on a ...
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iPhone 5 won't charge and it only charges to 4%

I've always charged my iPhone5 and iPod Touch 5th generation with original Apple charger. A few days ago it broke, so I needed to buy another one, and I bought it but not in Apple store and it wasn't ...
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iPad Air won't turn on only after charging

My iPad Air works fine until I charge it. Then it won't turn on no matter which methods I use. I've tried them all. After two or three days of non use you can turn it on and no problems until next ...
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MacBook Air 2012 won't charge or boot

I have a Mid 2012 11" MacBook Air that won't charge or boot. I've tested the charger with multiple other MacBook Airs, and the charger works fine. I have researched this and have done everything from ...
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iPhone 6 Plus battery reduced to a fourth of what it was recently

I have an iPhone 6 Plus - Bought the Plus size because I could really do with a better battery. The battery used to be excellent earlier - lasting upto 2 days on one full charge The phone is barely ...
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Charging an iPhone 4S with a Samsung USB charger

I have an iPhone 4S that I charge via a USB cable (plugged into my laptop). I also have a Samsung USB charger with the following specifications: 5.0 V and 1.0 A. Is it safe to plug my Apple USB cable ...
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Battery not charging? (Even after SMC reset)

So, I've seen a couple topics like this that already exist, but none solved my problem. I plug in my charge to my 13-Inch MacBook Air, Early 2015, and the LED light did not turn on, and the battery ...
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How do you clean a Lightning port?

I've got an iPhone 6+ that's started to develop difficulties charging, meaning that the cable has to be seated just right or else it won't charge or connect to the computer. A quick look with a ...
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2011 Macbook Pro won't boot unless I SMC reset and do a combination of attaching battery and charger

From what I read, on this model of MacBook, an SMC reset is done by removing the battery and holding the power button down for 5 seconds with no charger or battery attached. I tried the other method ...
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IPhone 6s Plus why an external camera like FLiR no longer charges the phone after interaction dialog?

I got an external camera attachment for iPhone and it has an external power input. My understanding is that the camera is a part of an MFi (made for iPhone) - a certified accessory. According to the ...
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How to disable the “this cable or accessory is not certified” message on iPhone?

The message "this cable or accessory is not certified and may not work reliably with this iPhone" pops up whenever I use a 3rd party USB cable for it. It's really annoying, because then I'd have to ...
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How “safe” is my laptop running on Service Battery

I've had my Mac for over 3 years and I've been good about checking the battery's condition, which was always Normal, but all of a sudden the dreaded Service Battery suddenly showed up. This was not ...
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What is a possible non-jailbreak way to trick an iPhone into thinking it is being charged even though nothing is plugged in?

Does anybody know a trick to make an iPhone 5 make that charging sound and have that green battery icon appear, but not actually charge or have anything plugged in? I need it as a demonstration for a ...
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Macbook battery information (cold weather & plugged in usage)

I kinda have two questions but they're both battery related so I just made one post. 1) Does it harm the battery if I cary my MacBook around with me and the weather is really cold? This has been a ...
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Where does iPhone store information about current battery percentage?

I wonder how is it exactly with the calculation of the battery percentage: from 100% down the software calculates which resources were used and for how long and thus it approximates the current ...
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charging my Macbook Pro (85w) with my Macbook Air (45w) charger

seeing if anyone as done this. Has any used a 45w charger (like the one that comes with the Air) to charge their Macbook Pro? I left my Pro charger at a friends house and will not be able to get it ...
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MacBook Pro USB ports not working properly

At work, I usually use my left USB port to charge my iPhone, while the right port connects to a hub on my monitor, providing Ethernet, external keyboard and sometimes another iOS device. I also have ...
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Splice a 45W MagSafe 2 connector onto an 85W PSU?

I have an unused 45W MacBook Air MagSafe 2 PSU, and an 85W MagSafe 1 PSU that my dog chewed the connector off. I'm wondering if splicing the MagSafe 2 connector onto the 85W PSU would allow a MacBook ...
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Macbook will say it's charging, but it's not

I have a Macbook Pro 13" i7 Early 2011 (MacbookPro8,1). It's on its second battery (DP bq20z451 manufactured Dec 2012) from March 2015. It was working fine for a while, but in the last month it's ...
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Can having a MBP constantly charging damage the battery?

I constantly have my MBP connected to its charger. I was curious though, can this affect the battery? If the battery is always at 100% and power is constantly being fed into it, does this damage the ...
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Can a 2015 Macbook Air MagSafe 2 charging cable be filed down to work with a 2009 Macbook Pro?

The title pretty much says it all. I ordered a MagSafe 2 charger before realizing my MacBook Pro uses the Original MagSafe plug. After looking at both plugs, it appears the MagSafe 2 plug would fit ...
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Charge iPad 1 without wall charger

I have only the USB cable so can I charge it with my laptop or computer or any other way?
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13" mid 2007 Macbook, battery / power supply issue (white, A1181 model)

So, I have mistreated my macbook somewhat and would like to repair the damage. The problem is, there is "no battery supply", the icon at the top bar is a battery with a cross through it. There are ...
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Macbook Pro logic board getting no voltage

Laptop: MacBook Pro 13" Retina Display Late 2013 Logic Board: 820-3476 I have been doing testing on my logic board with the board removed from the computer and just plugging in the charger. I had an ...
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iPhone connected to charger and shows charging but not charging battery

Last night I charged up my iPhone 5c and this morning I woke up and it was on 1 percent. After this, I checked that the iPhone's charger was plugged in properly and it looked fine. I turned on my ...
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How to know if the new MacBook is charging while turned off?

I recently bought the new MacBook 12" and since it uses a USB-C port and not the traditional MagSafe one, I wanted to know if there is some way for me to know whether it is charging or not while it is ...
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If I buy a power adapter from the online Australian Apple Store, will it match Australian outlets?

I want a power adapter for a MacBook Air that matches Australian outlets (without a separate adapter). It seems reasonable that if I buy such a thing from http://www.apple.com/au, it will have the ...
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iPhone 6S Plus - Macbook Pro USB Charging not reaching 2.1A

I've seen various reports of iPhone 6 Plus get 2.1A charging from Macbook Pro. http://blog.equinux.com/2014/09/iphone-6-and-6-plus-charging-secrets-revealed ...
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Explanation for wrong charging wattage / slow charging?

I have a 2013 Retina MBP and a fairly new 85 W Magsafe 2 charger. But when I connect this charger to my Macbook and check in Battery Health, it claims that it is receiving only 49 W. Does anyone ...
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High fan, No battery symbol, Battery not charging on Macbook Pro Mid 2009

Recently, my MacBook Pro has had the following issues: If the battery dies, I need to do an SMC reset for it to even start up. When it does, the fan is running at high speed and there is either no ...
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Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) Battery Not Charging

I have a Macbook Pro (Mid 2012) 13" unibody and having issues with a battery that is not charging. Here are the specifics: Battery is not charging Magsafe light not illuminating at all Macbook is ...
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iPad Air 2 charger getting warm

My charger has been fine until recently although I noticed it getting warmer. Last night it wouldn't charge at all and this morning it was so hot I could just about touch it with bare hands. I ...
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Can a 15" Retina MBP running 10.11 (El Capitan) determine if the attached power source is using a MagSafe adapter?

I have a first generation 15" Retina MBP. Recently there have been times when it runs out of power even though I'm plugged in. I have tracked it down to charging being intermittent if anything but a ...
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Leave Apple Magic Trackpad 2 plugged in charging?

Is it okay to leave the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 (late 2015) plugged in via the Lightning cable? Is the battery-charging smart about not over-charging/over-heating? Are there any other pros or cons ...
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Cooling for iPhone 6

I have a wireless charger pad and receiver that I have inside my case. When it charges it generated a lot of heat in excess. The of is built into the bottom of my table, so the phone is on a flat ...
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Which is better “keeping the battery on charge” or “unplugging whenever it's fully charged”?

As the title says : Which is a better practice for a healthier battery life, keeping the battery on charge while working or my desk OR unplugging whenever it's fully charged ? I'm talking about a ...
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Why does my iphone 6s not wake up for a phone call?

Sometimes when unplugging my iPhone 6s from the charger, the screen stays black without waking up. I have checked and determined that did charge the battery so I know it had a good connection. If I ...
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MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 - how to charge a new battery

I am about to replace the old battery on MacBook Pro 13" Early 2011 (A1278) with a battery Model No: A1322 and I wonder if there are any special instructions on how the battery should be used for the ...