Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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iphone 5s screen switches from apple logo to low battery sign

my phone is fully charged and a few days ago it would turn off so i would plug it in and just leave it plugged in and it would tun on after a few hours or so. when it would turn back on i would use it ...
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MacBook Air Wifi works better when plugged in?

I have a late 2013 MacBook Air, and I've noticed that my WiFi connectivity seems to work much better when the laptop is plugged in, or when the laptop is at full battery. I recently lost my WiFi due ...
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Software to control the amps output through USB

I have a 2014 MBP, and I'm trying to set it so I can charge my phone off the USB. I know it's 3.0 because it is capable of 1000mA in this cropped screenshot of my System Information: But it's ...
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Magsafe's indicator light goes off, battery gets not charged further

Yesterday, all of a sudden, my macbook pro (15 inch early-2016) started to forget how to charge its battery. According to the battery icon, almost everything looks great but one thing. It doesn't ...
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Does Mac power adapter die if you leave it plugged in?

I have recently bought a MacBook Pro 15". A couple of days ago I had charged my MacBook and left the charger to the socket and it died. When I tried running diagnostics, it showed that power adapter ...
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USB Power Adapter gets really hot?

Is it okay if your power adapter gets hot, because mine gets really really hot, it's kinda burning to the touch and I'm really worried, especially because my Iphone is brand new and i don't live in US,...
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iPhone auto-power-off after power disconnection

I have an old iPhone 4s that I use as a music player in the car. It is plugged into a cigar-lighter socket that is only powered when the ignition is on. The phone's battery life is not particularly ...
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My iPhone will only charge with one charger and the rest will say “this cable or accessory may not be…”

Long story short, my iPhone 6s went under sandy water for about 10 seconds before I was able to save it. Before I even thought that something could happen to the charging system, I plugged it in about ...
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Charge iPad Pro 12.9 on an USB 3 port?

I just read through Fast Charging iPad Pro 12.9 and am intrigued. However I'd like to use the USB 3 port on my MacBook air instead of buying a new power brick just for the iPad Pro. Has anybody ...
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My MacBook Air won't charge correctly : the light is green instead of orange

I have a 2009 MacBook Air (MacBookAir2,1) I have a compatible MagSafe and a Apple one. Sometimes (almost most of the time), when the computer is running and not in sleep, if I plug the MagSafe, it ...
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Safety of “Apple”-branded iPhone chargers listed on Amazon vs. MFi-Certified alternatives

On Amazon.com, there are numerous iPhone chargers listed, the top results of which fall into two categories: Apple-branded chargers (which seem to be authentic and made by Apple) but have very poor ...
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iPad 3rd gen won't turn on just black screen

I unplugged my iPad at 25% charge and used it. Suddenly my iPad froze at 19%. I rebooted it by pressing both home and wake/sleep button. It was stuck on the booting-up screen so I decided to charge ...
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How to differentiate original and fake Apple 5W USB power adapter A1400 / MD813ZM/A?

I did receive a European 5 watt USB charger model A1400 that claims to be from Apple. The charger even claims to be designed by Apple in California and made in China. Possibly by "Salcomp". The "made ...
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iPhone 5C taking >25 minutes to charge from a dead battery from <8 hours ago

I have an iPhone 5C, and I left it in the charger for >25 minutes to recover from a dead battery within the last 8 hours. It will not turn on. The charger works. It can charge another iPhone (6 Plus). ...
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Will my 14.5V USB-C charger destroy my 9.7 inch iPad Pro?

The charger is the one for the MacBook (29W) and the iPad is the 9.7 inch Pro. Can they be used together without damaging the iPad battery?
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Can the 12-inch macbook charge from USB-A?

While it's nice to have a laptop that can charge over a standard cable, USB-C is not yet ubiquitous. USB-A is: you can be sure that whatever hotel room or office you visit, you will find a place to ...
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iPhone 5s discharges when connected to MacBook while MacBook is charging

MacBook Air connected to charger and is fully charged. iPhone 5s connected to MacBook Air and battery in iPhone discharges instead of charging. How can I troubleshoot this?
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OS X El Capitan High Kernel CPU while charging [duplicate]

I'm running OS X version 10.11.5 on macbook pro Late 2013. Have tried Resetting SMC & Resetting NVRAM but it doesn't help. Kernel_tasks takes 100%+ cpu during charging and room temperature is ...
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Apple Watch charger not charging

I have an Apple Watch Sport. Today I tried using a car port to charge my Watch. However, it does not work. I used the same charger and port yesterday and it worked fine. Why is my Apple Watch not ...
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iPad 3 Charging Error

My iPad 3 was not charging or turning on. I plugged it in for a while and then held Home & Power for 45 seconds. I was able to connect it to iTunes through my iMac and thought all was OK. I ...
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Is this MacBook Pro charger safe to use?

I happen to accidentally jam my charger in between a few moving objects and this was, unfortunately, the resut. Is this still safe to use? Are there any risks to continuing using assuming it will ...
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Faulty magsafe 2 diagnosis

I found a Magsafe 2 60W power adapter in the electronics trash and I would like to find out where it's fault is. I am pretty sure I can handle most of the common repairs on the chargers. I am asking, ...
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MacBook Pro charging tip [duplicate]

I'm about to buy a Mac Book Pro Retina, I'm going to use it mostly at home and when needed I'll take it to my workplace, and so forth. I know it does not have a removable battery, so I'm wondering ...
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Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the time damage the battery? [duplicate]

I am using my early 2015 MacBook Pro as a desktop by connecting it to an external display, thus, it needs to be plugged in to a charger all the time. Does charging my early 2015 MacBook Pro all the ...
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My iPhone Won't Charge!

I have an iPhone 6 and I've been using it for around 6 months now. It has never ever fell on the ground or in water so I don't understand. My problem is, my iPhone just won't charge. Here are the ...
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Two iPhone users update their devices to the newest iOS version and have their phones fried

Hello Apple Stack Exchange Community! I run a local computer and phone repair shop, and I've run into something I haven't seen before. Two of my past clients, both who take meticulous care of their ...
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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 ...