Concerning hardware issue with recharging a battery

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Macbook Pro Retina – “Battery Is Not Charging”

My Retina MacBook Pro is currently on 4% battery power, but when I plug it in, the battery icon up the top shows the plug icon instead of the lightning bolt icon inside it to say it's charging and ...
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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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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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Thunderbolt display not charging MBP battery

I have a mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and two Thunderbolt displays purchased in mid-2014. The MBP sits plugged into one of the Thunderbolt displays almost all the time, unless I'm using it away from my ...
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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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How to disable battery charging?

From the pmset man page: POWER SOURCE ARGUMENTS -g with a 'batt' or 'ps' argument will show the state of all attached power sources. […] Certain Apple battery calibration tools may ...
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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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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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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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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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My iPod 5th Gen won't turn on

I have an iPod Touch 5th gen and I use a cheap £1 charger to charge it up. Recently my iPod ran out of battery so I plugged it in using the charger and the iPod was completely unresponsive. I tried ...
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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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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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Can not charge iPhone 5 from Macboook after Mavericks upgrade

I have a Macbook and usually have it plugged into power. I then connect iPhone 5 via USB port to charge the iPhone - it has worked for 3 years. I updated my software to Mavericks last week and now ...
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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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Can I (or should I) use a MacBook charger on my iPhone?

I recently got a MacBook with the USB-C charger. It comes with a 29-watt power brick, and I was wondering if I should use this to charge my iPhone. I've heard that the iPad power brick (I think 10 ...
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How can I charge my iPhone without waking up my MacBook Pro?

I have a MacBook Pro (10.7.3) and an iPhone 4 (5.1). When I'm trying to conserve outlets, I charge my iPhone at night by plugging it directly into my computer. If my computer is asleep with the lid ...
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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 it safe to use my US iPhone/iPad charger with a simple European plug adapter?

I'm using the US wall adapter that came with my iPhone to charge it: When I travel to Europe, is it safe to use this with a simple US-European adapter, or do I need a transformer or some other ...
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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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I've changed my iPhone 3g battery, but it's stuck on 61%

Hey guys I did a search and couldn't find anything that really suited my situation. I recently changed my iPhone battery, the phone turns on and the battery decrease immediately. It decreased 1% ...
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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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What's the best way to prolong the lifespan of a Macbook Pro battery?

I have two Mac book Pros: A 2013 Unibody retina that I use every day An older 2006 model with removable battery that I use a couple of times a month (when not in use, it's not connected to the AC. ...
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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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I know my battery should be replaced, but is that all of the problem? (Update)

Updated: I am using a MacBookPro8,1 with a non-replaceable battery. Recently that battery charging status was saying,Replace soon. But it was working fine and kept enough charge for my daily works. So ...
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Charge from USB on computer or wall socket?

Is it OK if I keep charging my iPad and iPhone using the Mac USB ports? Or is it better to charge them with the supplied chargers? I understand that charging slowly is better (though I'm not sure ...
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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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What are the best practices for battery longevity?

How do you maximize the cycle count of your battery? There seems to be a debate between: Leave plugged in 24/7 but do a full cycle once a month Charge to ~100%, drain to ~10%, repeat. NOTE: ...
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My iPhone 3GS battery went dead

I bought a new sealed iPhone 3GS from the vodafone store. ( Yes brand new one, it seems that they got some old phones stored of different brands and models. ) The problem is that this iPhone won't ...
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iPhone 5 Constant Battery Problem (After replacing it 4 times)

I bought an iPhone 5 when it first came out. It worked perfectly fine for about a year, then the battery started to really lose its capacity, it would last only a couple hours, as time passed it ...
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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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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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Droid base and iPhone cable for charging?

I just got an iPhone 5c. I had a Droid. I have several Droid charging cables. The Lightening charging cable I got with my iPhone detaches on the other end to a USB port. The Droid charging ...
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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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Will the retina iPad Mini charge with non-certified cables?

I just bought a retina iPad Mini. Tried 3 different cheap lightning cables, none will charge it. Tried with 12W and 5W USB chargers. It will only charge with the Apple cable that came with it. But ...
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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 ...