Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Charger Help what do i do?

My brother just bought this iPhone 4 (black) online from eBay and for a month it was perfectly fine. Then he gave it to me and on my third day with it, it wouldn't charge when I woke up. The phone is ...
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Lenovo B50 touch USB port won't connect to iPhone

Ever since I bought the laptop in mid-February, it won't connect to my iPhone 4. I've tried all three ports with three different cords and they won't connect (except for the last one made by ...
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How do I maintain battery count cycles

I own a MacBook Pro early 2015 model since last month and my count cycles are 26 and battery health is 98.x%. I am a bit worried because I saw a video on youtube which showed that the guy was having ...
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Can I use a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13“ charger with my Late 2013 MacBook Pro 13” with the MagSafe Adapter?

I bought a Early 2011 MacBook Pro 13" but eventually upgraded to a newer Retina Late 2013 13" model. I'd like to get another charger, but I'm curious if I could use the old charger that came with ...
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Is there an iOS app that measures/reports the battery charging current?

I suspect my fake lightening cable charge my iPhone 5 much slower than my original lightening cable on the same charger. Is there an app that will display the current battery draw/charging current and ...
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iPad plugged to charger turns off due to low battery

My iPad is connected to charger yet battery level decreases (not as fast as plugged off but still). Is it a fault that can be directed to Apple Support for warranty or normal behaviour? I though that ...
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Iphone 5 error, what can i do?

Last night my phone just turned off even though it had 53% charge. it would only turn back on if I plugged the charger in, and after being on for 40 seconds or so the phone turns off again, the screen ...
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Will iPhone 4 turn on automatically when charging?

If my iPhone 4 dies, will it turn back on automatically after I put it on charge? The reason I ask this is my lock button is broken and I'm afraid to let my phone die. What should I do?
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Why isn't my iPhone 4S charging (apparently) only in some places?

I charge the phone at home using the Apple wall adapter that came with the phone and an Amazon basics 30-pin-to-USB cable. I have been doing so for over a year (i.e. since I purchased the cable). I ...
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How can I charge and output audio from iPhone 5 in a car?

I want to charge my iPhone 5 and listen to the music using AUX in my car. How can I do this using one cable? I have such a cable for my iPhone 4. Is there any good option for iPhone 5?
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Power adapter green light blinking on - non genuine adapter

I recently acquired a new power adapter 85W for my macbook pro retina late 2013. I made sure the specifications matched the official Apple adapter and in fact I have not noticed any performance ...
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Can I replace the Macbook wall wart with any appropriately spec'd DC source? [migrated]

The inefficiency of doing a 12V -> 110V -> 20V conversion to charge my Macbook from a 12V battery is depressing, so I'm considering severing a charger connector (the part with the charging light) and ...
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My charger for my white macbook isn't charging

I was actually on my macbook like a few days ago and the charger was working GREAT. However a few days later like 3 more days later it stopped working. It was a LIGHT green and then it would get ...
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How to charge iPad (v1) on a Windows device

I have an iPad (first revision) and want to charge it using my Windows laptop. It doesn't want to charge and I've read quite a lot about it now (this one here amongst others via Google), but I haven't ...
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Is it normal that iPhone 4S touch screen is not working correctly when charging

When I use my iPhone 4S's touch screen while charging, sometime it is not working correctly. For example; if I touch something in the middle screen, it acts like I touch some bottom in the border. Is ...
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Not able to charge iPhone 5

I have already tried more than 5 chargers but still my iPhone 5 is not getting charged. If I buy a new charger then it works fine for a week. Why is this occurring and how can I fix it?
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No Battery Available

I have a MacBook Pro 15", early 2011. Earlier this week, I brought it home and plugged it in, and there was an X through the battery. Did an SMC reset, and it started charging again. The next day it ...
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iPhone LED / Flash light on charging?

I just recently bought an iphone this year, and need to know if it has any led flash light for letting my know that it's charging? I have iPhone 5c, and it's got this setting for light for call and ...
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MacBook Pro failing Internet Recovery with exclamation mark

My MacBook Pro from 2009 restarts itself and doesn't charge, I tried recovery hd but I hadn't used Time Machine so the option is not there and now I'm trying Internet Recovery it give an exclamation ...
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My Macbook Pro says I'm connected to a power source even when unplugged

I have a Macbook Pro mid-2010 (Macbook 7,1) that is acting a bit weird. The battery status always says I'm connected to a power source even when the charger is unplugged. The battery still discharges, ...
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Iphone 4s charging problem…?

My IPhone 4s recently decided to stop charging for some reason. If I put the charger into my iPhone, it doesn't respond at all, doesn't charge or give any signal its charging. The only thing the ...
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MacBook Pro Retina 15'' Late 2013 Stoppped Charging

Related questions here and here. Hi everyone. This is what happened to me: I was giving a class, in a 200 people auditorium, and there were lots of power extensions and cables for everyone to ...
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1.7 GHz Intel Core i5 10.7 Macbook Air Water Damage… still works… Battery issue

While on a flight in June 2014, the guy next to me put his drink in the gap between the tray and his cup spilled liquid below including on my macbook air which was in the pouch. Unsure of whether ...
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iPhone 4S 64GB not charging unless switched off

My iPhone is simply not charging unless I switch it off while it is already plugged in. I suspect it to be a software problem, as when its off it charges. Windows does not seem to recognize the device ...
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Hot iPad charger wall adapter

The charger that came with my iPad Air the square adapter that plugs into the socket stays warm even when nothing is connected other than that it works perfectly fine. I was wondering if this ...
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MacBook shows it is charging when MagSafe is green

My MacBook currently shows this even though the MagSafe charger has a green light. Does anyone know why this is? If it helps I am on a MacBook Air late 2010 with 819 cycle counts, 4,995mAh ...
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Battery is not charging despite SMC reset

I have a problem with charging of my Battery which has been appeared last night. It was working perfectly well for a long time. All of my friends who had different laptops were so jealous at my ...
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How many amps should an iPhone 5s car charger output?

When looking on Amazon for a car charger I noticed that different items have different amp values, 2.1 and 3.1 being the most frequent. What is the recommended value? Does it even matter? Is there ...
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Optimum way of charging apple devices?

I have recently read the article Should you leave your smartphone plugged into the charger overnight? The article listed the following points: You can leave your phone plugged into the charger ...
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Why is there a pause before the light comes on/mac starts charging when plugging in?

My mental model of a charger is that you plug it in and electricity fires out of it like a hose whether you like it or not. When I plug in my macbook charger, it often takes a few seconds before the ...
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Only my cable can recharge my iPhone

My iPhone cable is the only one that can recharge my iPhone 5. I have tested around 5 other iPhone 5/6 cables and none of them work. I am apprehensive of either losing my cable or breaking it. The ...
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My MagSafe to MagSafe 2 converter becomes extremely hot. Why?

Out of nothing, my MagSafe to MagSafe2 converter became extremely hot while charging. So hot, I could not even touch it. What could cause it? I've been using it so I can leave multiple old 85W ...
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iPod Touch 1st Gen charging rebooting loop

I have a 1st Generation iPod touch. When I try to charge it, it goes into a loop: The very low battery logo displays The black screen with white apple logo is displayed The screen shuts down ...
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Will a 45 W MagSafe Charger work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)?

Is a 45 W MagSafe Charger going to work for MacBook model A1181 (2007)? ...or I need 60 or 85 W charger? Does 45 W MagSafe only work for MacBook Air or also for other Apple Macbooks?
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Enable bluetooth only when charging iphone 5s

I don't want to manually switch bluetooth on and off periodically. Is there any way (including apps) that can enable bluetooth when the device is charging, but disable it when the charge cord is ...
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iPod Touch will charge from computer USb, but not from AC outlet

I have an iPod Touch. If I plug it into the AC outlet, with a AC/USB power adapter, the iPod will charge to about 20%, and then stop charging. However, if I plug it into a computer USB outlet (using ...
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MacBook Air's battery doesn't charge, Service Battery state, but only 400 cycles

Yesterday everything was fine with the battery in my MacBook Air 13'' 2012 (2 years old). It was lasting for 4-5 hours like new. Today, all of a sudden, the battery has stopped charging at all (I have ...
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iPad battery level doesn't increase when in use while charging

When I plug my ipad 3 in to charge while using it, the battery icon shows it is charging but the battery level percentage doesn't change. If it's at 18% when I plug in, it remains at 18% until I put ...
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If I leave my chargers plugged into the wall socket at all times, do they consume energy?

This is something I always wondered about: when I leave my charger plugged on the wall socket but not charging anything, is it still consuming energy? Some notebook chargers have a led that is ...
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iPhone 4S - sudden drop in battery percentage

I have an iPhone 4S and I just ran into a really weird issue the third time now: the battery percentage would suddenly drop 30-40-50%. One minute, it's, say, 69%, the next minute it's 25%. If I put it ...
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Why is my iPhone 5S battery draining overnight and very quickly?

A few days ago I was charging my phone in my car and it stopped charging, and I noticed that the cord had a little hole and smoke was coming out of there. I was buying some food from a local shop, and ...
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Once I disconnect from the mains, can I leave the charger cable in the Mac?

I use my MacBook Pro on battery as much as possible, recharging when needed and once a month running it down to recalibrate etc. However, when the battery is charged to 100% I unplug the charger from ...
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Iphone 3GS not charging

My IPhone was on 20% last night and I immediately plugged it in to the wall, it continuously kept connecting and disconnecting and at times giving "Charging is not supported with this accessory". ...
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Battery Cycles being used very fast

I am using a 13-inch mid 2014 MacBook Pro with Retina Display. It is about 3 weeks old and already has clocked 13 charge cycles. Is this too high ? Also, I follow the practice of fully charging it and ...
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Is it better for the battery to leave the iPad plugged when charging is done?

I charge my iPad. Later, I notice that the battery is charged at 100 %. Now, what is better to preserve the battery capacity ? Unplugging the cable. Leaving the cable plugged. The answer may ...
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Can I use my iPhone charger for charging other USB based devices?

Is it OK to use my iPhone charger for charging other USB powered devices like the Kindle or a digital camera (with a rechargeable battery)? Can it cause any damage to the charger or to the device ...
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Is it OK to charge my iPhone with my iPad charger?

I have an iPhone 4 and an iPad. Since the iPad really charges best off the wall charger I keep it plugged in, but I usually just charge the iPhone off the computer. Although frequently if the iPad ...
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Is it possible to charge the iPad and connect Lighting external accessory?

I want to connect to a iPad Air with Lighting cable charger to an external device. This device uses the Lighting port and is charged through that. The device has another entry for charging purposes. ...
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Trying to restart a MacBook Pro that went off by itself with a battery that indicated “Service Battery”?

My daughter's MacBook Pro (Late 2011 model) just went off while she was using it. Battery was reporting that it required servicing, so apparently, she was pushing it. After it went black, it would ...
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iPhone 5c charger works in wall but not in computers?

My second charger did work in my computer and then one day just would not. It still worked in the wall perfectly fine. I wanted to sync it though so I went ahead and bought a new one. It worked in my ...